The Architecture of Race in American Immigration Law: A Reexamination of the Immigration Act of 1924

@article{Ngai1999TheAO,
  title={The Architecture of Race in American Immigration Law: A Reexamination of the Immigration Act of 1924},
  author={Mae M. Ngai},
  journal={The Journal of American History},
  year={1999},
  volume={86},
  pages={67-92}
}
  • Mae M. Ngai
  • Published 1999
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of American History
  • On February 4, 1929, Dr. Joseph A. Hill presented a plan for immigration quotas based on national origin to the United States Senate immigration committee. Hill was the chief statistician of the Census Bureau and chairman of the Quota Board, a committee under the departments of State, Commerce, and Labor. Congress had mandated the board to allocate the quotas under the Immigration Act of 1924. That law restricted immigration into the United States to 150,000 a year based on quotas, which were… CONTINUE READING
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