Immigration Act of 1924


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The Immigration Act of 1924, sometimes called the National Origins Act or the Johnson-Reed Act after its congressional sponsors, Representative Albert Johnson (1869–1957) and Senator David Reed (1880–1953), was designed to restrict immigration to the United States. Since the 1890s immigration had been a heated issue. Millions of new immigrants were passing through Ellis Island, the New York City port where immigrants were admitted to the country. Most of these immigrants were from...