May 7, 2015

1924: U.S. Immigration Restriction Act

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Under the undue influence of Harvard and other Ivy League eugenicists, the U.S. enacted the Immigration Restriction Act, 1924 to prevent “social inadequates” from immigrating. The established quotas according to racial and/or ethnic ancestry; and was the main tool used to prevent Jewish survivors of the Holocaust from gaining entry to the U.S.


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