Immigration Act of 1924

 

From the Annual Report of the Commissioner-General of Immigration (Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1924).

 

It will be remembered that the quota limit act of May 1921, provided that the number of aliens of any nationality admissible to the United States in any fiscal year should he limited to 3 per cent of the number of persons of such nationality who were resident in the United States according to the census of 1910, it being also provided that not more than 20 per cent of any annual quota could be admitted in any one month. Under the act of 1924 the number of each nationality who may be admitted annually is limited to 2 per cent of the population of such nationality resident in the United States according to the census of 1890, and not more than 10 per cent of any annual quota may be admitted in any month except in cases where such quota is less than 300 for the entire year.

 

Under the act of May, 1921, the quota area was limited to Europe, the Near East, Africa, and Australasia. The countries of North and South America, with adjacent islands, and countries immigration from which was otherwise regulated, such as China, Japan, and countries within the Asiatic barred zone, were not within the scope of the quota law. Under the new act, however, immigration from the entire world, with the exception of the Dominion of Canada, Newfoundland, the Republic of Mexico, the Republic of Cuba, the Republic of Haiti, the Dominican Republic, the Canal Zone, and independent countries of Central and South America, is subject to quota limitations. The various quotas established under the new law are shown in the . . . proclamation of the President, issued on the last day of the present fiscal year:

 

 

Country or Area of Birth

Quota 19241925

Afghanistan

100

Albania

100

Andorra

100

Arabian peninsula

100

Armenia

124

Australia, including Papua, Tasmania, and all islands appertaining to Australia

121

Austria

785

Belgium

512

Bhutan

100

Bulgaria

100

Cameroon (proposed British mandate)

100

Cameroon (French mandate)

100

China

100

Czechoslovakia

3,073

Danzig, Free City of

228

Denmark

2,789

Egypt

100

Estonia

124

Ethiopia (Abyssixua)

100

Finland

170

France

3,954

Germany

51,227

Great Britain and Northern Ireland

34,007

Greece

100

Hungary

473

Iceland

100

India

100

Iraq (Mesopotamia)

100

Irish Free State

28,567

Italy, including Rhodes, Dodekanesia, and Castellorizzo

3,845

Japan

100

Latvia

142

Liberia

100

Liechtenstein

100

Lithuania

344

Luxemburg

100

Monaco

100

Morocco (French and Spanish Zones and Tangier)

100

Muscat (Oman)

100

Nauru (Proposed British mandate)

100

Nepal

100

Netherlands

1,648

New Zealand (including appertaining islands)

100

Norway

6,453

New Guinea, and other Pacific Islands under proposed Australian mandate

100

Palestine (with Trans-Jordan, proposed British mandate)

100

Persia

100

Poland

5,982

Portugal

503

Ruanda and Urundi (Belgium mandate)

100

Rumania

603

Russia, European and Asiatic

2,248

Samoa, Western (proposed mandate of New Zealand)

100

San Marino

100

Siam

100

South Africa, Union of

100

South West Africa (proposed mandate of Union of South Africa)

100

Spain

131

Sweden

9,561

Switzerland

2,081

Syria and The Lebanon (French mandate)

100

Tanganyika (proposed British mandate)

100

Togoland (proposed British mandate)

100

Togoland (French mandate)

100

Turkey

100

Yap and other Pacific islands (under Japanese mandate)

100

Yugoslavia

671