“If the rights of naturalization may be communicated by parts, and it is not perceived why they may not, those peculiar to the conducting of business and the acquisition of property, might with propriety be at once conferred, upon receiving proof, by certain prescribed solemnities, of the intention of the candidates to become citizens; postponing all political privileges to the ultimate term. To admit foreigners indiscriminately to the rights of citizens, the moment they put foot in our country, as recommended in the message, would be nothing less than to admit the Grecian horse into the citadel of our liberty and sovereignty.”
The “Chinese Exclusion Act”, originally intended to last for 10 years, was extended and expanded, and not repealed until 1943 when China became our ally in World War II. However, following this repeal Chinese immigration control was then consolidated with an earlier 1924 Immigration Act, which allowed only 105 Chinese immigrants into the . each year along with excluded classes of Chinese such as professionals and merchants. This immigration quota system was abolished by the Immigration Act of 1965, which brought every nationality onto the same immigration footing.