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TIME OF TAKING EFFECT
Sec. 31. (a) Sections 2, 8, 13, 14, 15, and 16, and subdivision (f) of section 11, shall take effect on July 1, 1924, except that immigration visas and permits may be issued prior to that date, which shall not be valid for admission to the United States before July 1, 1924. In the case of quota immigrants of any nationality, the number of immigration visas to be issued prior to July 1, 1924, shall not be in excess of 10 per centum of the quota for such nationality, and the number of immigration visas so issued shall be deducted from the number which may be issued during the month of July, 1924. In the case of immigration visas issued before July 1, 1924, the fourmonth period referred to in subdivision (c) of section 2 shall begin to run on July 1, 1924, instead of at the time of the issuance of the immigration visa.
(b) The remainder of this Act shall take effect upon its enactment.
(c) If any alien arrives in the United States before July 1, 1924, his right to admission shall be determined without regard to the provisions of this Act, except section 23. (43 Stat. 169; 8 U.S. C. A. 201, annotation 1.)
SAVING CLAUSE IN EVENT OF UNCONSTITUTIONALITY Seo. 32. If any provision of this Act, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held invalid, the remainder of the Act, and the application of such provision to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected thereby. (43 Stat. 169; 8 U. S. C. 226.)
Approved, May 26, 1924.
Immigration and Related Acts
Other than the Acts of February 5, 1917, and May 26, 1924
NO TAX OR CHARGE BY STATE ON IMMIGRANTS
SEC. 16. No tax1 or charge shall be imposed or enforced by any State upon any person immigrating thereto from a foreign country, which is not equally imposed and enforced upon every person immigrating to such State from any other foreign country. (R. S. § 2164.)
AUTHORIZING PAYMENT TO INFORMER IN CASES OF VIOLATION OF CONTRACT LABOR LAW
Act approved February 26, 1885, as amended
SECTION 1. That the act approved February twentysixth, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, entitled "An act to prohibit the importation and migration of foreigners and aliens under contract or agreement to perform labor in the United States, its Territories, and the District of Columbia," be, and the same is hereby amended so as to authorize the Attorney General to pay to an informer who furnishes original information that the law has been violated such a share of the penalties recovered as he may deem reasonable and just, not exceeding fifty per centum, where it appears that the recovery was had in consequence of the information thus furnished. (23 Stat. 332; 25 Stat. 567; 8 U. S. C. 140.)
AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT TO SUSPEND IMMIGRATION FROM COUNTRIES IN WHICH CHOLERA OR OTHER INFECTIOUS OR CONTAGIOUS DISEASES EXIST
Act approved February 15, 1893
SEO. 7. That whenever it shall be shown to the satisfaction of the President that by reason of the existence of cholera or other infectious or contagious diseases in a foreign country there is serious danger of the introduction of the same into the United States, and that notwithstanding the quarantine defense this danger is so increased by the introduction of persons or property from such coun
1 For other provisions covering head tax, see also sec. 2, Act of February 5, 1917 (39 Stat. 875; 8 U. S. C. 132), p. 2, and Public Resolution 44, p. 79.
2 Act of October 19. 1888 (25 Stat. 567; 8 U. S. C. 140). Prior thereto, provision for paying informer was not in the Act of February 26, 1885 (23 Stat. 332). See also sec. 5, Act of February 5, 1917 (39 Stat. 879; 8 U. S. C. 139), p. 8, and the Act of June 26, 1940 (54 Stat. 576), p. 107, for other provisions covering rewards to informers.
try that a suspension of the right to introduce the same is demanded in the interest of the public health, the President shall have power to prohibit, in whole or in part, the introduction of persons and property from such countries or places as he shall designate and for such period of time as he may deem necessary. (27 Stat. 452; 42 U.S. C. 111.)
REQUIRING STEAMSHIP OR TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES TO POST COPIES OF IMMIGRATION LAWS IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES
Act approved March 8, 1893
Sec. 8. That all steamship or transportation companies, and other owners of vessels, regularly engaged in transporting alien immigrants to the United States, shall twice a year file a certificate with the Attorney General that they have furnished to be kept conspicuously exposed to view in the office of each of their agents in foreign countries authorized to sell emigrant tickets, a copy of the law of March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, and of all subsequent laws of this country relative to immigration, printed in large letters, in the language of the country where the copy of the law is to be exposed to view, and that they have instructed their agents to call the attention thereto of persons contemplating emigration before selling tickets to them; and in case of the failure for sixty days of any such company or any such owners to file such a certificate, or in case they file a false certificate, they shall pay a fine of not exceeding five hundred dollars, to be recovered in the proper United States court, and said fine shall also be a lien upon any vessel of said company or owners found within the United States. (27 Stat. 570-571; 8 U.S. C. 172.)
CONTRACT LABOR LAWS APPLICABLE TO TERRITORY OF HAWAII
Act approved April 30, 1900
Sec. 10. That the Act approved February twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, “to prohibit the importation and migration of foreigners and aliens under contract or agreement to perform labor in the United States, its Territories, and the District of Columbia," and the Acts amendatory thereof and supplemental thereto, be, and the same are hereby, extended to and made applicable to the Territory of Hawaii. (31 Stat. 143; 48 U. S. C. 504.)
REGULATING ADMISSION OF ALIENS UNDER CONTRACT IF ENGAGED IN INSTALLING OR CONDUCTING EXHIBITS
Act approved April 29, 1902
Sec. 3. That nothing in the provisions of this Act or any other Act shall be construed to prevent, hinder, or restrict any foreign exhibitor, representative, or citizen of any foreign nation, or the holder, who is a citizen of any foreign nation, of any concession or privilege from any fair or exposition authorized by Act of Congress from bringing into the United States, under contract, such mechanics, artisans, agents, or other employees, natives of their respective foreign countries, as they or any of them may deem necessary for the purpose of making preparation for installing or conducting their exhibits or of preparing for installing or conducting any business authorized or permitted under or by virtue of or pertaining to any concession or privilege which may have been or may be granted by any said fair or exposition in connection with such exposition, under such rules and regulations as the Attorney General may prescribe, both as to the admission and return of such person or persons. (32 Stat. 177; 8 U. S. C. 136 (h).)
3 See 8 C. F. R. 178, for interpretation of this act.
• For provisions prohibiting importation of contract laborers generally see sec. 5, Act of Feb. 5, 1917, p. 8. For provisions relating to rewards to informers, see sec. 6. Act of Feb. 5, 1917, p.8, and Act of June 26, 1940, p. 107.
AUTHORIZING REFUND OF HEAD TAX
Act approved February 3, 1905 •
Provided, That the Commissioner General of Immigration, with the approval of the Secretary of Labor, shall have power to refund head tax heretofore and hereafter collected under section one of the Immigration Act approved March third, nineteen hundred and three, upon presentation of evidence showing conclusively that such collection was erroneously made. (33 Stat. 684; 8 U. S. C. 134.)
AUTHORIZING PAYMENT IN ADVANCE FOR SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR
That the annual subscriptions for publications for use in the Immigration and Naturalization Service at large may be paid in advance. (33 Stat. 1182.)
DEPORTATION OF CERTAIN ALIENS CONVICTED OF VIOLATION OF NARCOTIC DRUGS IMPORT AND EXPORT ACT
Act approved February 9, 1909, as amended Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That sections 1 and 2 of the Act entitled “An Act to prohibit the importation and the use of opium for other than medicinal purposes," approved February 9, 1909, as amended, are amended to read as follows:
"That when used in this Act
u(a) The term 'narcotic drug' means opium, coca leaves, cocaine, or any salt, derivative, or preparation of opium, coca leaves, or cocaine;
* See eighth proviso, sec. 3, Immigration Act of 1917, p. 7. • For provision authorizing collection of head tax see sec. 2, Act of Feb. 5, 1917, p. 2.