"The Pew Research Center's recent study concluding that the number of Asian immigrants moving to the United States now exceeds the number of Latinos hardly seems surprising to me or many of my fellow immigration attorneys. My law firm, Wildes & Weinberg P.C., which has focused exclusively on United States immigration matters for more than 50 years, has seen a dramatic uptick in the number...
1921 Emergency Quota Law
"The objective of this act was to temporarily limit the numbers of immigrants to the United States by imposing quotas based on country of birth. Annual allowable quotas for each country of origin were calculated at 3 percent of the total number of foreign-born persons from that country recorded in the 1910 United States Census.
Exceptions to the quotas were made for government official and their families, aliens who were passing through the US or visiting as tourists or temporary workers, immigrants from countries in the Western hemisphere, and minor children of US citizens. The Quota Act also did not apply to countries with bilateral agreements with the US on immigration, or to countries in the Asiatic Barred Zone (as defined in the 1917 Immigration Act)."
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