By the President of the United States of America
Whereas it is provided in the Act of Congress approved May 26, 1924, entitled "An Act to limit the immigration of aliens into the United States, and for other purposes," as amended by the Joint Resolution of March 4, 1927, entitled "Joint Resolution to amend subdivisions (b) and (e) of Section 11 of the Immigration Act of 1924, as amended," and the Joint Resolution of March 31, 1928, entitled "Joint Resolution to amend subdivisions (b) and (e) of Section 11 of the Immigration Act of 1924, as amended," that--
"The annual quota of any nationality for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1929, and for each fiscal year thereafter, shall be a number which bears the same ratio to 150,000 as the number of inhabitants in continental United States in 1920 having that national origin (ascertained as hereinafter provided in this section) bears to the number of inhabitants in continental United States in 1920, but the minimum quota of any nationality shall be 100." Sec. 11(b).
"For the purpose of subdivision (b) national origin shall be ascertained by determining as nearly as may be, in respect of each geographical area which under section 12 is to be treated as a separate country (except the geographical areas specified in subdivision (c) of section 4) the number of inhabitants in continental United States in 1920 whose origin by birth or ancestry is attributable to such geographical area. Such determination shall not be made by tracing the ancestors or descendants of particular individuals, but shall be based upon statistics of immigration and emigration, together with rates of increase of population as shown by successive decennial United States censuses, and such other data as may be found to be reliable." Sec. 11(c).
"For the purpose of subdivisions (b) and (c) the term 'inhabitants in continental United States in 1920' does not include (1) immigrants from the geographical areas specified in subdivision (c) of section 4 or their descendants, (2) aliens ineligible to citizenship or their descendants, (3) the descendants of slave immigrants, or (4) the descendants of American aborigines." Sec. 11(d).
"The determination provided for in subdivision (c) of this section shall be made by the 'Secretary of State, the Secretary of Commerce, and the Secretary of Labor, jointly. In making such determination such officials may call for information and expert assistance from the Bureau of the Census. Such officials shall, jointly, report to the President the quota of each nationality, determined as provided in subdivision (b), and the President shall proclaim and make known the quotas so reported. Such proclamation shall be made on or before April 1, 1929. If the proclamation is not made on or before such date, quotas proclaimed therein shall not be in effect for any fiscal year beginning before the expiration of 90 days after the date of the proclamation. After the making of a proclamation under this subdivision the quotas proclaimed therein shall continue with the same effect as if specifically stated herein, and shall be final and conclusive for every purpose except (1) in so far as it is made to appear to the satisfaction of such officials and proclaimed by the President, that an error of fact has occurred in such determination or in such proclamation, or (2) in the case provided for in subdivision (c) of Section 12. If for any reason quotas proclaimed under this subdivision are not in effect for any fiscal year, quotas for such year shall be determined under subdivision (a) of this section." Sec. 11(e).
And Whereas the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Commerce, and the Secretary of Labor have reported to the President that pursuant to the duty imposed and the authority conferred upon them in and by the Act approved May 26, 1924, they jointly have made the determination required by said Act and fixed the quota of each respective nationality in accordance therewith to be as hereinafter set forth;
Now, Therefore, I, Herbert Hoover, President of the United States of America, acting under and by virtue of the power in me vested by the aforesaid Act of Congress, do hereby proclaim and make known that the annual quota of each nationality for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1929, and for each fiscal year thereafter, has been determined in accordance with the law to be, and shall be, as follows:
NATIONAL ORIGIN IMMIGRATION QUOTAS
Country or Area Quota
Arabian peninsula 100
Australia (including Tasmania, Papua, and all islands appertaining to Australia) 100
Cameroon (British mandate) 100
Cameroon (French mandate) 100
Czechoslovakia 2, 874
Danzig, Free City of 100
Ethiopia (Abyssinia) 100
France 3, 086
Germany 25, 957
Great Britain and Northern Ireland 65, 721
Country or Area Quota
Iraq (Mesopotamia) 100
Irish Free State 17,853
Morocco (French and Spanish Zones and Tangier) 100
Muscat (Oman) 100
Nauru (British mandate) 100
New Zealand 100
New Guinea, Territory of (including appertaining islands)
(Australian mandate) 100
Palestine (with Trans-Jordan) (British mandate) 100
Ruanda and Urundi (Belgian mandate) 100
Russia, European and Asiatic 2,784
Samoa, Western (mandate of New Zealand) 100
San Marino 100
South Africa, Union of 100
Country or Area Quota
South West Africa (mandate of the Union of South Africa) 100
Syria and the Lebanon (French mandate) 123
Tanganyika (British mandate) 100
Togoland (British mandate) 100
Togoland (French mandate) 100
Yap and other Pacific Islands under Japanese mandate 100
All quotas hereby established are available only for persons who are eligible to citizenship in the United States and admissible under the immigration laws of the United States.
The immigration quotas assigned to the various countries and quota-areas are not to be regarded as having any political significance whatever, or as involving recognition of new governments, or of new boundaries, or of transfers of territory, except as the United States Government has already made such recognition in a formal and official manner.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington, this 22d day of March, in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-nine and of the Independence of the United States of America the one-hundred and fifty-third.
By the President:
FRANK B. KELLOGG
Secretary of State