TITLE

A DEFENSE OF THE McCARRAN-WALTER ACT

AUTHOR(S)
ALEXANDER, ROBERT C.
PUB. DATE
March 1956
SOURCE
Law & Contemporary Problems;Spring1956, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p382
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, also known as the McCarran-Walter Act as it was introduced in the Senate by late Senator Pat McCarran and in the House by Congressman Francis Walter. It states that the Act codifies previous laws on immigration, deportation and naturalization, and incorporates improvements over old laws. It discusses the provisions of the Act that have drawn criticism including the national-origins quota system, that allocates annual immigration quotas, the method of computing quotas, and the basic policy of the national-origins system. It also discusses the report of the Commission on Immigration and Naturalization, created by President Harry Truman, on the country's immigrarion, deportation, nationality and natutalization laws.
ACCESSION #
59220094

 

Related Articles

  • Migration and Immigration Policy: From the FSJ Archive. Wren, Fred M.; Engelberg, Stephen P.; Green, Marshall; Martin, Jack; Morrison, Bruce // Foreign Service Journal;Jun2019, Vol. 96 Issue 5, p34 

    The article focuses on several articles published in the previous issues of the periodical on migration and immigration policy. Topics discussed include Congress passes Public Law 414 as Immigration and Nationality Act with purposes of removing racial bars to naturalization and immigration,...

  • Veto of the McCarran bill.  // America;7/5/1952, Vol. 87 Issue 14, p346 

    The author reflects on the vetoing of President Harry Truman of the McCarran-Walter omnibus immigration bill in the U.S. The author comments on Truman's statement on the national origins quota system of the McCarran bill, stating that the bill contradicts the basic concept of the Christian...

  • Exit with Remarks.  // Time;6/18/1951, Vol. 57 Issue 25, p26 

    The article reports that critics of Seth Richardson, former chairman of the U.S. Subversive Activities Control Board, has been questioning his loyalty to the country. When President Harry S. Truman appointed Richardson to head the board, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Pat McCarran did not...

  • Obama's Immigration Actions May Complicate I-9 Form Audits. Richey, Erin C. // ENR: Engineering News-Record;12/8/2014, Vol. 273 Issue 16, p1 

    The article offers information on U.S. President Barack Obama's executive actions on immmigration. Topics include I-9s Form related to vexing obligations of employers for verifying workers information accuracy during an audit, enforced rules on deportation of arrivals and felons on workplaces,...

  • Pouring It On.  // Time;10/27/1952, Vol. 60 Issue 18, p25 

    The article focuses on the criticism of Republican presidential candidate Dwight Eisenhower by U.S. President Harry Truman in 1952. Truman claimed Eisenhower has demonstrated isolationism in Illinois. The president also challenged Eisenhower to reveal to him his solution to the situation in...

  • Post-mortem on a veto.  // America;7/12/1952, Vol. 87 Issue 15, p373 

    The author reflects on the U.S. Congress' move to override President Harry Truman's veto of the McCarran-Walter immigration bill in 1952. The author describes the bill as un-Christian and cited the apparent absenteeism in the U.S. Senate as a factor. Moreover, the author emphasized the failure...

  • A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE WETBACK PROBLEM. HADLEY, ELEANOR M. // Law & Contemporary Problems;Spring1956, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p334 

    The article focuses on the illegal immigration of Mexicans into the U.S. during the period, 1944-1954. It discusses the poverty as the main reason for the entrance of Mexicans, called wetbacks, who came to the U.S. to earn money by doing jobs such as chopping and picking cotton and harvesting...

  • Report on the I.P.R.  // Time;7/14/1952, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p27 

    The article presents information on a report released by a U.S. Senate subcommittee in July 1952 concerning the Institute of Pacific Relations (IPR) and the administration of U.S. President Harry S. Truman. Such subcommittee was headed by Democratic U.S. Senator Patrick Anthony McCarran and was...

  • CONSEQUENCES TOO HARSH FOR NONCITIZENS CONVICTED OF AGGRAVATED FELONIES? STEINMILLER-PERDOMO, ERICA // Florida State University Law Review;Summer2014, Vol. 41 Issue 4, p1173 

    The article focuses on the severity of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (INA), which outlines the punishments for noncitizens convicted of aggravated crimes. Topics include the U.S.'s stance on the deportation of immigrants, the U.S. court case Moncrieffe v. Holder, and...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics