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for such seamen arriving at a port in the Canal Zone the Governor of the Panama Canal is authorized to grant temporary landing privileges.
An alien seaman who is not exempt from the passport and visa requirements under Part II hereof shall be required to present an identifying travel document in the nature of a passport, showing his nationality and identity and bearing his photograph, before he may be granted shore leave for any purpose, unless the possession of such an identifying travel document is waived by the Secretary of State, except that for such a seaman arriving at a port in the Virgin Islands the Governor thereof may grant such waiver and for such a seaman arriving at a port of the Canal Zone the Governor of the Panama Canal may grant such waiver. The disposition of such documents after presentation shall be subject to regulations.
Part II. SEAMEN ENTERING OTHER THAN AS CREW MEMBERS
Alien seamen whose occupational status as such is found to be bona fide, entering the United States as passengers or workaways solely in pursuit of their calling as seamen, shall be exempt from the crew-list visa or other non-immigrant visa requirements for such period and under such conditions as the Secretary of State, in his discretion, may prescribe if they arrive in the United States under the following circumstances:
(a) Shipwrecked or castaway seamen rescued by, or transferred at sea to, a vessel bound for an American port;
(b) Seamen who are American consular passengers or who are repatriated without expense to the Government of the United States following, and in accordance with the terms of, their discharge in a foreign port before an American consular officer;
(c) Seamen who were members of the crew of an American vessel which has been sold or delivered abroad when the contract of their employment provides for the return of the crew or when the laws of the United States provide for their return to an American port.
Part III. RETURNING IMMIGRANT SEAMEN ·
Alien seamen who, previously, have been lawfully admitted into the United States for permanent residence, who are returning to an unrelinquished domicile in the United States and who are not inadmissible into the United States under the immigration laws, may be permitted to land as returning residents without re-entry permits or non-quota immigration visas issued under section 4 (b) of the Immigration Act of 1924, notwithstanding the fact that they may be included in crew-list visas.
Part IV. PROVISION FOR ADDITIONAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
The Secretary of State and the Attorney General are hereby authorized to make such additional rules and regulations, not inconsistent with this order, as they may deem necessary for carrying out the provisions of this order and the statutes mentioned herein, within their respective jurisdictions.
Part V. EFFECTIVE DATE OF ORDER
This order shall take effect immediately and shall supersede and cancel Executive Order 8429 of June 5, 1940, entitled "Documents Required of Bona Fide Alien Seamen Entering the United States" [p. 261], with the exception that a period of sixty days from the effective date of this order shall be allowed alien seamen in which they must have their photographs affixed to their documents or cards of identity and nationality required under this order.
As used in this order, the term "United States" includes all territory and waters, continental or insular, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.
IMMIGRATION QUOTA FOR CHINESE”
[President's Proclamation No. 2603 of February 8, 1944]
WHEREAS the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Commerce, and the Attorney General have reported to the President that pursuant to the authority conferred and the duty imposed upon them by sections 11 and 12 of the Immigration Act of 1924 approved May 26, 1924 (43 Stat. 161), as amended, and in effectuation of the provisions of the act of December 17, 1943, entitled "An Act to repeal the Chinese Exclusion Acts, to establish quotas, and for other purposes" (Public Law 199, 78th Cong., 1st sess.), they jointly have fixed the quotas for Chinese as hereinafter set forth:
Now, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, President of the United States of America, acting under and by virtue of the power in me vested by the aforesaid acts of Congress, do hereby proclaim and make known that the annual quota for Chinese effective for the remainder of the fiscal year thereafter, has been determined in accordance with the law to be, and shall be, 105.
The immigration quota for Chinese is designed solely for the purpose of compliance with the pertinent provisions of the two aforesaid acts, and is not to be regarded as having any significance extraneous to this purpose.
The Chinese quota established by this proclamation does not affect the quota for China established by Proclamation No. 2283 of April 28, 1938 [p. 257].
so See Presidential Proclamation 2288 (Apr. 28, 1938), p. 257, for immigration quotas generally.
Act Conferring United States Citizenship Upon Native-born Indians
Act approved June 2, 1924
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all noncitizen Indians born within the territorial limits of the United States be, and they are hereby, declared to be citizens of the United States: Provided, That the granting of such citizenship shall not in any manner impair or otherwise affect the right of any Indian to tribal or other property." (43 Stat. 253; 8 U. S. C. 3.)
AN ACT TO DIGNIFY AND EMPHASIZE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF
Act. of May 8, 1940, c. 183, § 2, 54 Stat. 178
Whereas some two million young men and women in the United States each year reach the age of twenty-one years; and
Whereas it is desirable that the sovereign citizens of our Nation be prepared for the responsibilities and impressed with the significance of their status in our self-governing Republic:
Therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the third Sunday in May each year be, and hereby is, set aside as Citizenship Day and that the President of the United States is hereby authorized and requested to issue annually a proclamation setting aside that day as a public occasion for the recognition of all who, by coming of age or naturalization, have attained the status of citizenship, and the day shall be designated as "I Am An American Day."i
That the civil and educational authorities of States, counties, cities, and towns be, and they are hereby, urged to make plans for the proper observance of this day and for the full instruction of future citizens in their responsibilities and opportunities as citizens of the United States and of the States and localities in which they reside.
Nothing herein shall be construed as changing, or attempting to change, the time or mode of any of the many altogether commend
The Act of January 25, 1929 (45 Stat. 1094), specifically confirmed the granting of citizenship by this general act to the Indians composing the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, focated in the State of North Carolina.
1 Shortly after the passage by Congress of this joint resolution, the President of the United States issued a proclamation putting the resolution into effect, a part of which says:
Now, Therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, pursuant to the aforesaid Public Resolution (of May 3, 1940), hereby designate Sunday, May 19, 1940, as "I Am An American Day" and I urge that the day be observed as a public occasion in recognition of our citizens who have attained their majority or who have been naturalized within the past year.
Since 1940, similar presidential proclamations have been issued annually.
able observances of similar nature now being held from time to time, or periodically, but, to the contrary, such practices are hereby praised and encouraged.
SEO. 2. Either at the time of the rendition of the decree of naturalization or at such other time as the judge may fix, the judge or someone designated by him shall address the newly naturalized citizen upon the form and genius of our Government and the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship; it being the intent and purpose of this section to enlist the aid of the judiciary, in cooperation with civil and educational authorities, and patriotic organizations in a continuous effort to dignify and emphasize the significance of citizenship.
NATURALIZATION OF ALIENS ARRIVING IN UNITED STATES PRIOR TO SIXTEENTH BIRTHDAY
[Act approved July 2, 1940]
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any alien who at the time of entering the United States is less than sixteen years of age may upon attaining the age of twenty-one years, if eligible to citizenship, be naturalized upon full and complete compliance with all the requirements of the naturalization laws, subject to the following exceptions:
(a) No declaration of intention shall be required; and
(b) The petition for naturalization shall be filed within one year after such alien attains the age of twenty-one years.
Sec. 2. Nothing in this Act shall be construed as preventing its application to aliens who entered the United States prior to its enactment. (54 Stat. 715-716; 8 U. S. C. 375a.)
Selective Training and Service Act of 1940
Act approved Sept. 16, 1940, as amended."
REGISTRATION OF MALE CITIZENS AND EVERY OTHER MALE RESIDENT; AGE LIMITATIONS
SEC. 2. Except as otherwise provided in this Act, it shall be the duty of every male citizen of the United States, and of every other male person residing in the United States, who, on the day or days fixed for the first or any subsequent registration, is between the ages of eighteen and sixty-five, to present himself for and submit to registration at such time or times and place or places, and in such manner and in such age group or groups, as shall be determined by rules and regulations prescribed hereunder. (54 Stat. 885; 50 U. S. C. 802.)
• See Selective Service Regulations for Class IV-C: Neutral aliens requesting relief from liability and unacceptable alien enemies.
Section 1, Act of December 20, 1941 (Public Law 360, 77th Cong.; 50 U. 8. C. 802). Prior thereto, sec. 2, Act of September 16, 1940 (54 Stat. 885; 50 U. S. C. 302), read as follows: "SEC. 2. Except as otherwise provided in this Act, it shall be the duty of every male citizen of the United States, and of every male allen residing in the United States, who, on the day or days fixed for the first or any subsequent registration, is between the ages of twenty-one and thirty-six, to present himself for and submit to registration at such time or times and place or places, and in such manner and in such age group or groups, as shall be determined by rules and regulations prescribed hereunder."