Emergency Quota Act Law and Legal Definition

The Emergency Quota Act of 1921 is a U.S federal statute. The Act aims at restricting the entry of immigrants to the U.S. This Act provides for a quota to the annual number of immigrants who can be admitted to the country. Thus, the Act has limited the quota by 3% of the total number of immigrants residing in the U.S.

The provisions of this Act are not applicable:

1. to government officials and their families;

2. to tourists and temporary workers;

3. to immigrants from western hemisphere;

4. to minor children of U.S citizens; and

5. to any country with bilateral agreements with the U.S. on immigration.