Tananbaum, Duane, Drawn to public service

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21, Drop In Anytime

Washington Post, 9 May 1952,
Copyright by Herb Block Foundation

The Immigration and Nationahty Act of 1952, commonly known as the McCarran-Walter
Immigration Bill, established a new, more restrictive immigration quota system. The bill was vetoed
by President Harry Truman, but despite the efforts of Herbert Lehman and liberal Democrats,
Congress voted to override the veto and the bill became law. As the cartoon shows, various
provisions hidden in the bill made a mockery of America's reputation as a haven for immigrants.

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