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Proclamation 2666—Immigration Quotas for Austria and Germany

September 28, 1945

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Whereas the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Commerce, and the Attorney General 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. 159-161), and Reorganization Plan No. V (3 CFR Cum. Supp., Ch. IV), they jointly have made the revision provided for in section 12 of the said act and have fixed the quotas for Austria and Germany in accordance therewith to be as hereinafter set forth:

Now, Therefore, I, Harry S. Truman, 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 quotas for Austria and Germany effective for the remainder of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1946, and for each fiscal year thereafter, have been determined in accordance with the law to be, and shall be, as follows:



The immigration quotas assigned to Austria and Germany 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 have the effect of amending Proclamation 2283 of April 28, 1938.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington this 28th day of September, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and forty-five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventieth.

Signature of Harry S. Truman


By the President:


Acting Secretary of State.

Harry S Truman, Proclamation 2666—Immigration Quotas for Austria and Germany Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/287791

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