McCarran-Walter Act

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A codification of US immigration laws. Passed over the President's veto, it maintained the quota system, whereby immigrant quotas were allocated by nationality, but it tightened up laws governing the admission and deportation of aliens, limited immigration from eastern and south-eastern Europe, removed the ban on the immigration of Asian and Pacific people, provided for selective immigration on the basis of skills, and imposed controls on US citizens abroad.

Subjects: World History — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

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