Immigration Act of 1924

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 1924—1925
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