Immigration

Legislative Activity After 1952

By December 2, 2016 No Comments

A number of peripheral changes were made in legislation
enacted between 1957 and 1964.

A major revision, origin
ally proposed by President Kennedy and ultimately en
acted in 1965, abolished the national origins quota system
and discriminations against Asians, and allocated visas
on a first come, first served basis, subject to preferences
for relatives of American citizens and persons with special
skills.

Another major revision, adopted in 1976, incorpor
ated in the basic law a separate quota for aliens from the
Western Hemisphere, originally prescribed by the 1965
law.

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