|Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 01:38 pm: ||
This dedicated to all you lefty Trump haters.
Interesting Bit of Legislative History - MacCarran Walter Act of 1952
Trump was recently severely criticized for suggesting that the U.S.
should limit or temporarily suspend the immigration of certain ethnic
groups, nationalities, and even people of certain religions (Muslims).
The criticisms condemned such a suggestion as, among other things, being
“Un-American,” dumb, stupid, reckless, dangerous and racist. Congressmen
and Senators swore that they would never allow such legislation, and the
> president called such a prohibition on immigration unconstitutional. As
Gomer Pyle would say, “Surprise, Surprise !!!” It seems that the
selective immigration ban is already law and has been applied on several
occasions. Known as the McCarran-Walter Act, the Immigration and
Nationality Act of 1952 allows for the "Suspension of entry or
imposition of restrictions by president. Whenever the president finds
that the entry of aliens or of any class of aliens into the United
States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, the
president may, by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem
necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as
immigrants or non-immigrants or impose on the entry of aliens any
restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.” The act was utilized by
Jimmy Carter, no less, in 1979 to keep Iranians out of the United
States, but he actually did more. He made all Iranian students already
here check in, and then he deported a bunch. Seven thousand were found
in violation of their visas, 15,000 Iranians were forced to leave the
United States in 1979. It is of note that the act requires that an
applicant for immigration must be of good moral character and "attached
to the principles of the Constitution.” Since the Quran forbids Muslims
to swear allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, technically, all Muslims
should be refused immigration. Authenticated at:
|Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 01:57 pm: ||
|Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 02:02 pm: ||
The constitution is for US citizens, not prospects.
|Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 03:08 pm: ||
Link doesn't work for me
|Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 03:13 pm: ||
Here's the text of the law.
|Posted on Friday, May 27, 2016 - 07:45 am: ||
To be complete, I must state that this law was vetoed by Truman and overridden by congress. It was also amended in 1965, 1990 and in 2003. The big amendment was in '65 and was aimed at the inadequacies of the quota system. Please note that this law was not repealed and is very much in force today, even though Obama has patently ignored it.
The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 was the product of the most extensive Congressional study of the subject in the nation's history. The Act codified and brought together for the first time all the nation's laws on immigration and naturalization. It continued and enlarged upon qualitative restrictions; revised but continued the national-origins quota system of immigrant selection in effect since 1929; eliminated race and sex as a bar to immigration; Western Hemisphere immigration was continued quota-free; quota preferences were established for relatives and skilled aliens; security provisions against criminals and subversives were strengthened; and due process was safeguarded. The measure was passed over President Truman's veto. The Act was continuously amended in successive years to increase immigration and to accommodate refugees and excluded or restricted classes. The amendments, together with the Act's nonquota loopholes and permissive administrative exceptions, effectively nullified the national-origins quota system, so that two out of every three immigrants became nonquota entrants. The bulk of immigration under the Act was not from the northern and western European areas favored by the national-origins formula. This circumstance accelerated demands for its abolition.