Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

Immigration Policy: President Truman’s Veto of the McCarran-Walter Act

Documents

1951

October

Report, "The Position of Immigrants Under the McCarran Omnibus Immigration Bill," by Felix S. Cohen
       October 29, 1951    View (31 pages)    |    (PDF)

1952

“Senate Amendments to McCarran Bill"
       ca. 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

February

Memorandum from John W. Gibson to David D. Lloyd with Attachment
       February 7, 1952    View (15 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Julius C.C. Edelstein to David D. Lloyd with Attachment
       February 28, 1952    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)

March

Memorandum from Jack K. McFall to David D. Lloyd, with Attachment
       March 7, 1952    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Draft of Message to Congress
       March 12, 1952    View (22 pages)    |    (PDF)

Press Release from the Office of Senator Hubert Humphrey, "Twelve Senators Introduce Humphrey-Lehman Omnibus Immigration Bill"
       March 12, 1952    View (10 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Jack K. McFall to Richard E. Neustadt with Attachment
       March 13, 1952    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Frank C. Nash to Richard E. Neustadt
       March 17, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Major General Clark L. Ruffner to Richard E. Neustadt
       March 20, 1952    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Roger W. Jones to Richard E. Neustadt
       March 21, 1952    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

May

Memoranudm from President Harry S. Truman to Secretary of State Dean Acheson with Attachments
       ca. May, 1952    View (25 pages)    |    (PDF)

Summary of Humphrey-Lehman Draft Bill
       ca. May, 1952    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum, "A Study of the McCarran and Walter Bills, S-2550 and HR 5678, On Immigration, Naturalization, and Nationality," by Joseph A. Fanelli
       ca. May, 1952    View (18 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum, “Special Migration Act (Celler Bill HR 7376)– Principal Provisions"
       ca. May, 1952    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum, "Department of State Views H.R. 5678 Immigration and Nationality Bill"
       ca. May, 1952    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum, "Discussion of Points of Objections to Certain Provisions of S. 2550 Raised in the White House Memorandum"
       ca. May, 1952    View (19 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memoranudum, "Discussion of Points of Objections to Certain Provisions of S. 2550 Raised in White House Memorandum"
       ca. May, 1952    View (9 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from President Harry S. Truman to David D. Lloyd with Attachments
       May 2, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from David D. Lloyd to President Harry S. Truman
       May 3, 1952    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from David D. Lloyd to Charles Murphy
       May 3, 1952    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum, "Persons Expected To Attend Immigration Meeting"
       May 9, 1952    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from John W. Gibson to David D. Lloyd with Attachments
       May 13, 1952    View (20 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from David D. Lloyd to Herbert J. Waters with Attachment
       May 14, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from David D. Lloyd to Arthur Cox with Attachment
       May 14, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letters from David D. Lloyd to Carlisle H. Humelsine and Samuel Boykin with Attachment
       May 14, 1952    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from John F. Floberg to Frederick J. Lawton
       May 18, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum for the Files by David D. Lloyd
       May 21, 1952    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Telegram from Daniel Schlanger et al. to President Harry S. Truman with a Reply from William Hassett
       May 22, 1952    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Harold Silver to President Harry S. Truman with Attachment, with a Reply from William Hassett
       May 22, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence Between Herbert J. Waters and David D. Lloyd with Attachment
       May 22, 1952    View (10 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Charles F. Boss Jr. to President Harry S. Truman with Attachment
       May 23, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Edward Phillips to President Harry S. Truman with a Reply from William Hassett
       May 24, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram from Mrs. Fred Berman to President Harry S. Truman with a Reply from William Hassett
       May 27, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Charles W. Williams to President Harry S. Truman with Attachment, with a Reply from William Hassett
       May 27, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Eugene Block to President Harry S. Truman with Attachment, with a Reply from William Hassett
       May 27, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Joseph Perillo to President Harry S. Truman with a Reply from William Hassett
       May 28, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Rabbi Max H. Leader et al. to President Harry S. Truman with a Reply from William Hassett
       May 28, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Tut Yata to President Harry S. Truman
       May 28, 1952    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Mrs. William Maas to President Harry S. Truman with Attachmen,t with a Reply from William Hassett
       May 28, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter form A. Philip Randolph to President Harry S. Truman
       May 29, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Mrs. James B. Patton to President Harry S. Truman
       May 29, 1952    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

June

Memorandum from the Department of State, "Supplementary Comments on Budget Bureau Summary of the Major Provisions of the McCarran and Walter Omnibus Immigration and Nationality Bills"
       ca. June, 1952    View (12 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Dr. and Mrs. Henry Bellick to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply from William Hassett
       June 2, 1952    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Janet H. Clark to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply from William Hassett
       June 2, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Thomas C. Breitner to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply from William Hassett
       June 3, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Leonard H. Pasqualicchio to President Harry S. Truman
       June 4, 1952    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Leonard H. Pasqualicchio to President Harry S. Truman with Attachments
       June 4, 1952    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Felix S. Cohen to President Harry S. Truman
       June 4, 1952    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from David E. Alper to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply from William Hassett
       June 4, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Eugene J. Lipman to President Harry S. Truman with a Reply from William Hassett
       June 4, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from the American Committee for the Protection of the Foreign Born to President Harry S. Truman, with Attached Internal Notes
       June 5, 1952    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Representative Arthur G. Klein to President Harry S. Truman
       June 5, 1952    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Press Release from the National Conference of Catholic Charities
       June 6, 1952    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Jacob Siegel to President Harry S. Truman with a Reply from William Hassett
       June 7, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Pairlee McWilliams to President Harry S. Truman with a Reply from William Hassett
       June 9, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from James Mattocks to President Harry S. Truman with a Reply from William Hassett
       June 9, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum, "Summary of McCarran-Walter Omnibus Immigration Bill"
       June 11, 1952    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Samuel Dickstein to President Harry S. Truman
       June 11, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Agnes M. Lewis to President Harry S. Truman, with Related Material
       June 12, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Harry N. Rosenfield to President Harry S. Truman with Attachment
       June 12, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from John W. Gibson to Roger W. Jones
       June 13, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from William J. Gibbons to President Harry S. Truman
       June 13, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Nathan E. Cowan to President Harry S. Truman
       June 13, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Abe Hagiwara to President Harry S. Truman
       June 14, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Jack K. McFall to Frederick J. Lawton with Attachment
       June 16, 1952    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Harry N. Rosenfield to Charles Murphy with Attachment
       June 16, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Ralph W. Sockman and Henry A. Atkinson to President Harry S. Truman
       June 16, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Donald A. Hansen to David D. Lloyd with Attachment
       June 16, 1952    View (9 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Walter L. Pforzheimer to Roger W. Jones
       June 16, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Gerhard G. Dietrich to President Harry S. Truman
       June 16, 1952    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Watson B. Miller to President Harry S. Truman
       June 17, 1952    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Michael J. Galvin to Frederick J. Lawton
       June 17, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Herman Edelsberg to President Harry S. Truman with attachment, with a Reply from Matthew J. Connelly
       June 17, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Attorney General James McGranery to Frederick J. Lawton with Attachment
       June 17, 1952    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Patrick Murphy Malin to President Harry S. Truman with Attachment
       June 17, 1952    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from John L. Thurston to Frederick J. Lawton
       June 18, 1952    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Robert F. Wagner Jr. to President Harry S. Truman
       June 18, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Fortune Pope to President Harry S. Truman with Attachment
       June 18, 1952    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram from Walter White to President Harry S. Truman with a Reply from Matthew J. Connelly
       June 18, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Delegate J. R. Farrington to President Harry S. Truman, with Attached Letter from Charles M. Yamamoto
       June 18, 1952    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Miss Bacon to John M. Allison with Related Correspondence
       June 20, 1952    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence Between Hilda Freeman and Matthew J. Connelly with Attachments
       June 20, 1952    View (9 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Donald R. Wilson to President Harry S. Truman
       June 20, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from William J. Hopkins
       June 20, 1952    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from George M. Elsey to Charles Murphy with Attachment
       June 21, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Oscar R. Ewing to President Harry S. Truman
       June 23, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Roger W. Jones to William J. Hopkins
       June 24, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from John Leonard to President Harry S. Truman
       June 25, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Phyllis Craig to President Harry S. Truman
       June 26, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Senator William Benton to President Harry S. Truman
       June 27, 1952    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from David Lloyd to President Harry S. Truman
       June 27, 1952    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from David D. Lloyd to Frederick J. Lawton with Attached Speech Draft
       June 28, 1952    View (33 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Julius C. C. Edelstein to Richard E. Neustadt with Attachments
       June 28, 1952    View (10 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Mrs. F.A. Gale to President Harry S. Truman
       June 30, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence Between Senator Estes Kefauver and President Harry S. Truman
       June 30, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

July

Telegram from Patrick Murphy Malin to President Harry S. Truman with a Reply from William Hassett
       July 7, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Bernard S. Gurman to President Harry S. Truman with a Reply from William Hassett
       July 8, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Ralph Segalman to President Harry S. Truman with a Reply from William Hassett
       July 8, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram from Michael Straight to President Harry S. Truman with a Reply from William Hassett
       July 8, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Ascher M. Yager to President Harry S. Truman with a Reply from William Hassett
       July 8, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Robert E. Rosenwald to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply from William Hassett
       July 8, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Muriel Aronberg to President Harry S. Truman with a Reply from William Hassett
       July 8, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram from Israel Goldstein to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply from William Hassett
       July 9, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Patrick H. O’Brien to President Harry S. Truman with a Reply from William Hassett
       July 9, 1952    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram from Henry K. Sherrill to President Harry S. Truman with a Reply from William Hassett
       July 9, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from David D. Lloyd to Donald Dawson
       July 11, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Samuel Neusner to President Harry S. Truman with a Reply from Matthew J. Connelly
       July 18, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Clyde J. Burnett to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply from Matthew J. Connelly
       July 22, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram from Roberta Cash to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply from Matthew J. Connelly
       July 26, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

Memorandum from President Harry S. Truman to Secretary of State Dean Acheson, with Attachment
       August 15, 1952    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

September

Correspondence Between Representative Emanuel Celler and President Harry S. Truman, with Related Material
       September 22, 1952    View (14 pages)    |    (PDF)

October

Postcard from Carmen Brancato to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply from Beth C. Short
       October 15, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)