A Nativist Victory: The immigration Act of 1924
Nativists had been fighting for ethnic stabilization within the United States since nearly the founding of the country—Immigration resistance has been documented as early as a few years after the founding.
Nativism really ramped up in the mid-to-late 1800s due to massive amounts of Irish, Chinese, and Germans immigrating.
It took a long time, but the nativists finally scored a major win in 1924. They did it through the Johnson–Reed Act, otherwise known as the Immigration Act of 1924. This law had two main components:
- The Asian Exclusion Act
- The National Origins Act
The first prevented immigration from Asia.
The second set quotas on the number of immigrants from non-Western European nations and created the U.S. Border Patrol. It also set the requirement to get a visa to visit or immigrate, so transients could be tracked.
The Immigration Act of 1924 reduced immigration from countries outside the West. Immigration for non-Western nations was capped at 165,000—an 80% reduction of the yearly average before 1914. That is huge.
The stated goal of the Act was both bold and blunt:
According to the Department of State, the purpose of the act was “to preserve the ideal of U.S. homogeneity.“
That clearly shows what they believed the ideal demographic composition was: Western European Caucasian. This is further evidence against The Big Lie That America Is A Nation Of Immigrants.
The Act’s process was later amended in 1927 to quota each nationality’s share of the total U.S. population using the 1920 census. In effect, it kept the demography consistent to what it was in the 1920s by using immigration quotas as a balancing tool.
A great idea for a great Act.
It wasn’t until the complete failure of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 that we lost the Nativist Victory of 1924.
But this Immigration Act is the heritage of the Nativists.
After all, the Nativists were right. As the demographics changed, so too did the overall society. This is not even up for debate anymore, given the many decades that have passed since the 1960s. The country has fallen, in no small part due to the demographic transition.
This is why nation matters. You cannot just ship in new people and retain the old society. It changes. Often for the worse.
And this meme helps solidify that fact:
The Immigration Act of ’24 tried to create a climate like that here in the States. Sadly, it lost out to the 1965 betrayal.
In our future nation-state, we need a revival of the 1924 Act. Ideally, we will have an act even stronger than the Nativists had to settle on in that time, but using theirs as a template. To carry their work into the future.
That is what we work toward: a homogeneous and united nation (people), in our own country (sovereign land), under our own state (government system).
God willing, we will have it one day soon.
Happy Meme Monday. Have a homogeneous week.
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