Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

Public Law 89-236

Title

Public Law 89-236

Description

This document is the official public law, known as the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 or the Hart-Celler Act, that abolished the National Origins Formula that had controlled U.S. Immigration since 1921. This act replaced the national quota system with a system of preferences that placed a focus on the professions and skills of immigrants and their familial ties to U.S. citizens.

Creator

89th Congress, H.R. 2580

Date

1965-10-03

Relation

Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt Papers

Type

Text

Files

Citation

89th Congress, H.R. 2580, “Public Law 89-236 ,” Dear Congressman Abbitt, accessed November 22, 2017, http://abbitt.richmond.edu/items/show/193.

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