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Senator Watson Introduced New Immigration Bill

February 9, 1924
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Senator Watson of Indiana has introduced an immigration bill in the Senate based on two percent of the censusu of nineteen hundred and ten. Under this bill the number of quota immigrants would be 270,135 as against 182,648 under the Johnson Bill.

While more liberal in this respect another portion of the bill provides for total suspension of immigration during periods of industrial depression. Otherwise, except in minor details the bill is very similar to the Johnson Bill. One of these exceptions is that besides exempting the same classes of relatives of citizens, it also gives first preference in the issuance of immigration certificates to hus-

-bands, wives and minor children of declarants. It is understood Senator Watson drafted the bill with the assistance of Secretary Davis.

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