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Proclamation 2846—Immigration Quotas

July 27, 1949

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 by sections 11 and 12 of the Immigration Act of 1924, approved May 26, 1924 (43 Stat. 159-161), and Reorganization Plan No V (54 Stat. 1238), they jointly have made the revision provided for in section 12 of the said act and have fixed in accordance therewith, immigration quotas as hereinafter set forth:

Now, Therefore, I, Harry S. Truman, President of the United States of America, acting under and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the aforesaid act of Congress, do hereby proclaim and make known that the annual quotas of the nationalities indicated for the remainder of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1950, and for each fiscal year thereafter have been determined in accordance with the law to be, and shall be, as follows:

Country Quota

Greece 310

Italy 5799

Rumania 291

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 2798

Israel 100

Jordan (formerly Transjordan) 100

Syria 100

Lebanon 100

The combined immigration quota of 123 established for Syria and the Lebanon by Proclamation No. 2283 of April 28, 1938, is hereby abolished.

The immigration quotas proclaimed above are designed solely for the purpose of compliance with the pertinent provisions of the said Immigration Act of 1924 and are not to be regarded as having any significance extraneous to such purpose.

Proclamation No. 2283 of April 28, 1938, is amended accordingly.

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 27th day of July in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and forty-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-fourth.

Signature of Harry S. Truman


By the President:


Secretary of State.

Harry S Truman, Proclamation 2846—Immigration Quotas Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/287308

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