McCarran-Walter Act: Meaning and Definition of

Mc•Car'ran-Wal'ter Act"

Pronunciation: (mu-kar'un wôl'tur), [key]
  1. the Immigration and Nationality Act enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1952 that removed racial barriers to immigration and empowered the Department of Justice to deport immigrants or naturalized citizens engaging in subversive activities.
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