Immigration and Nationality Act
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The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 can be found under Title 8 of the United States Code. This piece of legislation is extremely important to your immigration case because it contains all the laws and policies pertaining to immigration within the United States. Prior to this act, immigration law was scattered throughout several statutes but not collected in any one place.
The Immigration and Nationality Act made a number of key changes to former policies, including the elimination of certain racial restrictions that dated back to 1790. The act also broadened the number of offenses for which a non-citizen could be deported. Senator Pat McCarran and Congressman Francis Walter sponsored the bill, which is why it is also known as the McCarran-Walter Act. President Harry Truman vetoed the bill because he believed it was too restrictive and would keep too many immigrants out of the country. His veto, however, was overridden by votes in the House and Senate.
In 1965, an amendment to the Immigration and Nationality Act opened new doors to immigrants from all over the world by eliminating the old national origins quota system. The new system would approve or deny applicants based on the skills or their family relationships with current U.S. residents, rather than on their country of origin. As a sign of the importance of this act, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the new Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 bill into law at the Statute of Liberty.
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