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SENATE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

PAT MCCARRAN, Nevada, Chairman HARLEY M. KILGORE, West Virginia

ALEXANDER WILEY, Wisconsin JAMES 0. EASTLAND, Mississippi

WILLIAM LANGER, North Dakota WARREN G. MAGNUSON, Washington

HOMER FERGUSON, Michigan HERBERT R. O'CONOR, Maryland

WILLIAM E. JENNER, Indiana ESTES KEFAUVER, Tennessee

ARTHUR V. WATKINS, Utah WILLIS SMITH, North Carolina

ROBERT C. HENDRICKSON, New Jersey J. G. SOURWINE, Counsel

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

EMANUEL CELLER, New York, Chairman FRANCIS E. WALTER, Pennsylvania

CHAUNCEY W. REED, Illinois JOSEPH R. BRYSON, South Carolina

LOUIS E. GRAHAM, Pennsylvania THOMAS J. LANE, Massachusetts

CLIFFORD P. CASE, New Jersey MICHAEL A. FEIGHAN, Ohio

KENNETH B. KEATING, New York FRANK L. CHELF, Kentucky

WILLIAM M. MCCULLOCH, Ohio J. FRANK WILSON, Texas

J. CALEB BOGGS, Delaware ROBERT L. RAMSAY, West Virginia

ANGIER L. GOODWIN, Massachusetts EDWIN E. WILLIS, Louisiana

EDGAR A, JONAS, Illinois JAMES B. FRAZIER, JR., Tennessee

RUTH THOMPSON, Michigan PETER W. RODINO, JR., New Jersey

PATRICK J. HILLINGS, California WOODROW W. JONES, North Carolina SHEPARD J. CRUMPACKER, JR., Indiana E. L. FORRESTER, Georgia

CLAUDE I. BAKEWELL, Missouri
BYRON G. ROGERS, Colorado

WILLIAM E. MILLER, New York
TOM PICKETT, Texas
HAROLD D. DONOHUE, Massachusetts
SIDNEY A. FINE, New York

BESS EFFRAT DICK, Chief Clerk
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THE IMMIGRATION AND NATION

ALITY ACT, PUBLIC LAW 414
Eighty-second Congress

H. R. 5678

AN ACT

To revise the laws relating to immigra

tion, naturalization, and nationality ;
and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House

NOTE.-In most instances the basic of Representatives of the United States text of law existing prior to enactment of America in Congress assembled, That of Public Law 414 is found in the act this Act, divided into titles, chapters, of February 5, 1917, as amended (39 and sections according to the following Stat. 874), the Immigration Act of 1924, table of contents, may be cited as the as amended (43 Stat. 153; 8 U. S. c. “Immigration and Nationality Act”. 201), and the Nationality Act of 1940,

as amended (54 Stat. 1137; 8 U. S. C. TABLE OF CONTENTS

907). Those laws are referred to as

"The Act of 1917”, “The Act of 1924", TITLE I-GENERAL

and “The Nationality Act of 1940", Sec. 101. Definitions.

respectively. Sec. 102. Applicability of title II to certain The material inclosed in brackets is

nonimmigrants. Sec. 103. Powers and duties of the Attorney used to denote obvious aphical

General and the Commissioner. errors. Sec. 104. Powers and duties of the Secre

tary of State; Bureau of Se

curity and Consular Affairs. Sec. 105. Liaison with internal security offi.

cers.

TITLE II-IMMIGRATION

CHAPTER 1-QUOTA SYSTEM

Sec. 201. Numerical limitations ; annual

quota based upon national ori

gin; minimum quotas. Sec. 202. Determination of quota to which

immigrant is chargeable. Sec. 203. Allocation of immigrant visas

within quotas.
Sec. 204. Procedure for granting immigrant

status under section 101 (a)
(27) (F) (i) or 203 (a) (1)

(A).
Sec. 205. Procedure for granting nonquota

status or preference by reason

of relationship. Sec. 206. Revocation of approval of peti

tions. Sec. 207. Unused quota immigrant visas. CHAPTER 2-QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION

OF ALIENS; TRAVEL CONTROL OF CITIZENS

AND ALIENS
Sec. 211. Documentary requirements.
Sec. 212, General classes of aliens ineligible

to receive visas and excluded

from admission. Sec. 213. Admission of aliens on giving bond

or cash deposit.
Sec. 214. Admission of nonimmigrants.
Sec. 215. Travel control of aliens and citi.

zens in time of war or national
emergency.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS—Continued
TITLE II—IMMIGRATION-Continued

aliens.

Sec. 275. Entry of alien at improper time or

place; misrepresentation and

concealment of facts.

Sec. 276. Reentry of deported alien.

Sec. 277. Aiding or assisting subversive

alien to enter the United States.

Sec. 278. Importation of aliens for immoral

purposes.

Sec. 279. Jurisdiction of district courts.

Sec. 280. Collection of penalties and ex-

penses.

CHAPTER 9-MISCELLANEOUS

Sec. 281. Schedule of fees.

Sec. 282. Printing of reentry permits and

blank forms of manifests and

crew lists.

Sec. 283. Travel expenses and expense of

transporting remains of immi.

gration officers and employees

who die outside the United

States.

Sec. 284. Members of the Armed Forces.

Sec. 285. Disposal of privileges at immi.

grant stations.

Sec. 286. Disposition of moneys collected

under under the provisions of

this title.

Sec. 287. Powers of immigration officers

and employees.

Sec. 288. Local jurisdiction over immigrant

stations.

Sec. 289. American Indians born in Canada.

Sec. 290. Central file; information from

other departments and agencies.

Sec. 291. Burden of proof.

Sec. 292. Right to counsel.

TITLE III-NATIONALITY AND

NATURALIZATION

CHAPTER 1-NATIONALITY AT BIRTH AND BY

COLLECTIVE NATURALIZATION

Sec. 301. Nationals and citizens at birth.

Sec. 302. Persons born in Puerto Rico.

Sec. 303. Persons born in the Canal Zone.

Sec. 304. Persons born in Alaska.

Sec. 305. Persons born in Hawaii.

Sec. 306. Persons living in and born in the

Virgin Islands.

Sec. 307. Persons living in and born in

Guam.

Sec. 308. Nationals but not citizens at

birth.

Sec. 309. Children born out of wedlock.

CHAPTER 2--NATIONALITY THROUGH

NATURALIZATION

Sec. 310. Jurisdiction to naturalize.

Sec. 311. Eligibility for naturalization,

Sec. 312. Requirements as to understanding

the English language, history,

principles and form of govern.

ment of the United States.

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