McCarran-Walter Act

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The Immigration and Nationality Act (1952) , also known as the MacCarran-Walter Act, removed race as a basis for immigration exclusion. The act was passed by Congress after a presidential veto by Harry Truman. In addition to abolishing race exclusion in immigration acts, it alloted 100 visas for each Asian country. [1]

Even with the increased allotment of visas, the number of immigration into the United States from Caribbean and Latin American remained the same. [2]

References

  1. http://www.cis.org/articles/1995/back395.html
  2. http://www.cis.org/articles/1995/back395.html
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