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March 3, 1891

October 19, 2015 - 07:19 -- asteblein
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Act of Congress establishes federal control over immigration and creates new executive position under the Treasury Secretary: SUPERINTENDENT of IMMIGRATION, who is now responsible for implementing national immigration policy, and charged with enforcing national laws and regulations regarding the processing, admittance or rejection of all persons seeking admission to the U.S.

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Monday, March 2, 1891 - 19:00