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U.S. President’s Commission on Immigration & Naturalization (1952)

Immigration has been a contentious issue throughout the history of the United States.  The Truman Administration grappled with many immigration issues and had battles with Congress over immigration policy, as seen in the Displaced Persons Act of 1948, which he signed reluctantly, and the Internal Security Act of 1950 and Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1952, which he vetoed.

The Commission was formed to look further into the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1952 (also known as the McCarran-Walter Bill).  Hearings were held from coast to coast and the recommendations were contained in the report of the commission