The Immigration Act of 1924 was aimed at restricting immigration of Southern Europeans and Eastern Europeans primarily Jews. Proponents of the Act wanted to create a distinct American identity favoring native born Americans over Jews. Senator David Reed, one of the authors of the law believed that the Jews who arrived here were less capable of contributing to the American economy and were unable to adapt to American culture. The Act controlled others who were considered undesirables, including from Japan, China, the Phillipines, Loas, Vietnam, Cambodia. There were no limits on immigration from Latin American countries. Others who were limited were from Germany, Poland, Britain, and Ireland. Those quotas remained in place except for minor changes until the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. Where are we going here?