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The Emergency Quota Act is passed into law on May 19 News Events


The act limited the number of immigrants that were allowed to come to the United States. The yearly limits that were created restricted the number of immigrants from any country to three percent of the number of people from a country already living in the USA as of the 1910 census. This did not restrict immigration from Latin America and professionals were also excluded from the limits, no matter their na