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Introduce Bill to Suspend All Immigration for Period of Ten Years

December 13, 1928
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Senator Hugo L. Black Sponsors Bill Before U. S. Senate (Jewish Daily Bulletin)

A bill to suspend for a period of ten years all immigration into the United States, except aliens who are now exempt from the quota was introduced into the Senate by Senator Hugo L. Black of Alabama.

This provision would apply beginning July 1, 1930. The exception would not apply to aliens coming from the Western Hemisphere. Immigration of such aliens, under the Black Bill, would also be suspended except for non-immigrants, including foreign government officials, tourists and merchants under treaty provision.

The bill which was referred to the Senate Immigration Committee would have the effect of suspending quota immigration from Europe and both quota and non-quota immigration from the Western Hemisphere, with the exception of non-immigrants.

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