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Immigration Act of 1924 signed into law...

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May 26, 1924

THE OMAHA EVENING BEE, Nebraska., May 26, 1924

* Immigration Act of 1924
* President Calvin Coolidge
* Limiting immigrants into America

The front page has a nice banner headline: "COOLIDGE SIGNS JAP BILL" with subheads. (see) Nice for display. First report coverage on President Calvin Coolidge signing he Immigration Act of 1924 into law.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 10 pages, light toning and some wear at the margins, generally good.

wikipedia notes: The Immigration Act of 1924 was a United States federal law that limited the annual number of immigrants who could be admitted from any country to 2% of the number of people from that country who were already living in the United States as of the 1890 census, down from the 3% cap set by the Emergency Quota Act of 1921, which used the Census of 1910. The law was primarily aimed at further restricting immigration of Southern Europeans and Eastern Europeans, especially Italians and Eastern European Jews. In addition, it severely restricted the immigration of Africans and banned the immigration of Arabs and Asians.

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