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New Immigration Bill Calls for 2% Quota

September 26, 1923
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An immigration bill which will contain new provisions and modifications of existing statutes is being worked out by Chairman Albert B. Johnson of the House Immigration Committee in cooperation with James J. Davis, Secretary of Labor, for early submission to the next Congress.

The proposal will provide for admitting 2 per cent of the number of aliens here in 1890 without question, and allow up to 2 per cent more on the same basis of blood relatives of persons already here.

On the surface the new plan raises the quota admissible from 3 to 4 per cent, but it makes the census of 1890 instead of 1910 the basis.

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