Proclamation 3188A—Immigration Quota—Ghana
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas under the provisions of section 202 (a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, each independent country, self-governing dominion, mandated territory, and territory under the international trusteeship system of the United Nations, other than independent countries of North, Central, and South America, is entitled to be treated as a separate quota area when approved by the Secretary of State; and
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 (a) of the said act, and to report to the President the quota of each quota area so determined; and
Whereas the State of Ghana came into existence on March 6, 1957, when the former British West African Colony of the Gold Coast was granted independence by the Government of the United Kingdom within the British Commonwealth of Nations, and at the same time the United Nations Trust Territory of British Togoland became an integral part of the State of Ghana; and
Whereas the Secretary of State, the 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 and computed under the provisions of section 201 (a) of the said act, and have fixed, in accordance therewith, an immigration quota for Ghana as hereinafter set forth:
Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 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 the quota area hereinafter designated has been determined in accordance with the law to be, and shall be, as follows:
The establishment of an immigration quota for any quota area is solely for the purpose of compliance with the pertinent provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act and is not to be considered as having any significance extraneous to such purpose.
Proclamation No. 2980 of June 30, 1952,1 entitled "Immigration Quotas", is amended by the abolishment of the annual immigration quota of one hundred established for the United Nations Trust Territory of British Togoland, and by the addition of the immigration quota for Ghana as set forth in this proclamation.
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 26th day of June in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-first.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
By the President:
JOHN FOSTER DULLES,
Secretary of State
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Proclamation 3188A—Immigration Quota—Ghana Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/308094