The Emergency Quota Act of 1921

The Emergency Quota Act of 1921

Written on 01/03/2021
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The most important legislation from the early twentieth century came in 1921. Referred to as the 1921 Quota Act, this legislation utilized immigration statistics to determine a maximum number of immigrants allowed to enter the United States from each nation or region. The numbers were skewed to favor immigration from western European nations while severely curbing immigration from areas perceived to be undesirable.

These immigration quotas would change over the years but would put a lid on fair immigration policy until the 1960's


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