Proclamation 2283—Immigration Quotas
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas the Acting 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 sections 11 and 12 of the Immigration Act approved May 26, 1924 (43 Stat. 161), they jointly have made the revision provided for in section 12 of the said act and have fixed the quota of each respective nationality in accordance therewith to be as hereinafter set forth:
Now, Therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, 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 effective for the remainder of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1938, 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 (except Muscat, Aden Settlement and Protectorate, and Saudi Arabia)||100|
|Australia (including Tasmania, Papua, and all islands appertaining to Australia)||100|
|Cameroons (British mandate)||100|
|Cameroun (French mandate)||100|
|Danzig, Free City of||100|
|Great Britain and Northern Ireland||65,721|
|Morocco (French and Spanish zones and Tangier)||100|
|Nauru (British mandate)||100|
|New Guinea, Territory of (including appertaining islands) (Australian mandate)||100|
|Palestine (with Trans-Jordan) (British mandate)||100|
|Ruanda and Urundi (Belgian mandate)||100|
|Samoa, Western (mandate of New Zealand)||100|
|South Africa, Union of||100|
|South-West Africa (mandate of the Union of South Africa)||100|
|Syria and the Lebanon (French mandate)||123|
|Tanganyika Territory (British mandate)||100|
|Togoland (British mandate)||100|
|Togoland (French mandate)||100|
|Union of Soviet Socialist Republics||2,712|
|Yap and other Pacific islands under Japanese mandate||100|
The immigration quotas assigned to the various countries and quota areas are designed solely for purposes of compliance with the pertinent provisions of the Immigration Act of 1924 and are not to be regarded as having any significance extraneous to this object.
This proclamation shall take effect immediately, and shall supersede Proclamation No. 2048 of June 16, 1933.
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 28th day of April, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-second.
FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT
By the President:
Acting Secretary of State.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Proclamation 2283—Immigration Quotas Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/357519