Proclamation 2980—Immigration Quotas
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas under the provisions of section 201(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Commerce, and the Attorney General, jointly, are required to determine the annual quota of any quota area established pursuant to the provisions of section 202 of the said Act, and to report to the President the quota of each quota area so determined; and
Whereas the Acting Secretary of State, the Acting Secretary of Commerce, and the Attorney General have reported to the President that in accordance with the duty imposed and the authority conferred upon them by section 201(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, they jointly have made the determination provided for an computed under the provisions of section 201(a) 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 quota of each quota area hereinafter enumerated has been determined in accordance with the law to be, and shall be, as follows:
The provision of an immigration quota for any quota area is designed solely for the purposes of the Immigration and Nationality Act and shall not constitute recognition by the United States of the political transfer of territory from one country to another, or recognition of a government not recognized by the United States.
The following proclamations regarding immigration quotas are hereby revoked: Proclamation 2283 of April 28, 1938; Proclamation 2603 of February 8, 1944; Proclamation 2666 of September 28, 1945; Proclamation 2696 of July 4, 1946; Proclamation 2846 of July 27, 1949; and Proclamation 2911 of October 31, 1950.
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 30th day of June, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-sixth.
HARRY S. TRUMAN
By the President:
Acting Secretary of State.
Harry S Truman, Proclamation 2980—Immigration Quotas Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/287488