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Resolution Introduced to Bring National Origins to Floor of the Senate

June 5, 1929
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A bill was introduced yesterday by Senator Nye of North Dakota calling upon the Senate Immigration Committee to be discharged from further consideration of the bill to repeal the National Origins Clause of the Immigration Act which was introduced by the Senator and tabled by the Committee. The vote on the resolution, which was postponed until tomorrow, at the request of Senator Reed of Pennsylvania, paves the way for final disposition of the national origins question. The adoption of the Nye Resolution would bring the question to the floor of the Senate and enable the Senate to take a final vote on the repeal or postponement of the national origins clause. It is believed that Senator Reed will vigorously combat the Nye resolution.

In the general discussion, Senator Nye reiterated that his opposition to the clause rests not on its reduction of the total immigration from 160,000 to a maximum of 154,000, but on its unfair discrimination against certain countries whose quotas are reduced in order that other countries might benefit. While the quotas of Denmark, Germany and the Irish Free State are reduced, Great Britain, in particular, benefits, he stated.

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