The Immigration Act of 1924: Rethinking its Origins and Impact 100 Years Later
Co-sponsored by the Immigration History Research Center & Immigration and Ethnic History Society
100 years ago, the U.S. Congress passed the Emergency Quota Act of 1921, and then, three years later, the 1924 Immigration Act. Together, these laws inaugurated an unprecedented era of immigration restriction, further legitimized discrimination based on race and national origin in immigration law, and established the national origins quota system which remained in place for over forty years. This webinar will explore how the immigration system created by the 1924 Immigration Act reshaped American society and affected migration flows around the world.