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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
WILLIAM E. MILLER, New York
BESS EFFRAT DICK, Chief Clerk
THE IMMIGRATION AND NATION
ALITY ACT, PUBLIC LAW 414
H. R. 5678
To revise the laws relating to immigra
tion, naturalization, and nationality ;
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.
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
status under section 101 (a)
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
to receive visas and excluded
from admission. Sec. 213. Admission of aliens on giving bond
or cash deposit.
zens in time of war or national
TABLE OF CONTENTS—Continued
Sec. 244. Suspension of deportation; volun.
Sec. 246. Rescission of adjustment of sta-
Sec. 248. Change of nonimmigrant classifi-
Sec. 257. Bringing in alien crewmen into
United States with intent to
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
Sec. 279. Jurisdiction of district courts.
Sec. 280. Collection of penalties and ex-
Sec. 281. Schedule of fees.
Sec. 282. Printing of reentry permits and
blank forms of manifests and
Sec. 283. Travel expenses and expense of
transporting remains of immi.
gration officers and employees
who die outside the United
Sec. 284. Members of the Armed Forces.
Sec. 285. Disposal of privileges at immi.
Sec. 286. Disposition of moneys collected
under under the provisions of
Sec. 287. Powers of immigration officers
Sec. 288. Local jurisdiction over immigrant
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
CHAPTER 1-NATIONALITY AT BIRTH AND BY
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
Sec. 307. Persons living in and born in
Sec. 308. Nationals but not citizens at
Sec. 309. Children born out of wedlock.
CHAPTER 2--NATIONALITY THROUGH
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.