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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol.5, No. 8, August 1956 - File 014. 1956-08. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 5, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1469/show/1413.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol.5, No. 8, August 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date August 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
Rights No Copyright - United States: This item is in the public domain in the United States and may be used freely in the United States. The item may not be in the public domain under the copyright laws of other countries.
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Transcript M^H ideologies to get into the country illegally. Also, the Act makes it possible for naturalized citizens to be deported if thev participate in subversive activity within five years of naturalization. The basis of the present immigration policy is the national-origins quota system. It necessarily follows that enemies of the Act attack in this area. President Truman stated that the system "breathes prejudice against the foreign-born."" Briefly, the national- origins quota system limits the number of immigrants from any country to one-sixth of one per cent of the people of the United States who, in 1920, traced their origins back to the country in question. A defense for the national-origins formula is that it works out a number by mathematics rather than by politics. First off, it limits the number of quota immigrants who can enter the country; next, it determines the nationality of immigrants in order to maintain a population pattern. It puts quota nations on an equal basis, and it puts immigration out of the reach of pressure groups. The system has flaws in it, to be sure. For one thing, in 1920 the population of the country was mostly of European origin. Thus, Northern and Western Europeans have larger quotas than Southern and Eastern Europeans. The largest quotas are for Great Britain, Northern Ireland, and Germany. A point of fact argued by those favoring the present law is that many nations are close to the United States in culture and customs, with subsequent respect for law. People from these countries are, therefore, more easily woven into the mosaic of American democracy. A proposed change in the national- origins quota system is that of a unified quota. This system would have an administrative agency appointed by the President, with the responsibility of choosing among different nationalities. Opponents of this plan state that one needs no crystal ball to see that this brings immigration within the scope of politics and pressure groups, whereas immigration is now blessedly removed from these influences. It is left to the people of Amelia to decide whether they want an inula gration policy which is for their pra tection, or one based on the desires ol other countries, some of which are ui' friendly and a few of which wou| like to see this country destroyed. The Walter-McCarran Act claimed by its proponents to be tli( most effective weapon against subversion that this country has ever dev iso It is no great secret that repeal of thi* Act is one of the top objectives of tl« Communists. And repeal of this Act! almost certain to be an issue in to forthcoming presidential election. The main reason the Communis" wish the Act to be repealed is becauS it will facilitate the entrance of Krerf lin supporters into this country, and >' will also stop the deportation of Coiff munist aliens. Proof that the Act was overwhelm]' ingly accepted at its inception j shown by the way in which vari'1"' departments worked on it — all ''" governmental agencies participated " the formulation of it — and more th* 100 patriotic, religious, and gSErlff^D^ WALTER- (V\CCARRAN IMMIGRATION ACT r< r>n I k Page 12 ^ftuttrsolcty SHOULD HIS OPINION MAKE US WARY? Facts Forum News, August,*
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