“if a wife is of a different nationality from her alien husband and the entire number of immigration visas which may be issued to quota immigrants of her nationality for the calendar month has already been issued, her nationality may be determined by the country of birth of her husband if she is accompanying him and he is entitled to an immigration visa, unless the total number of immigration visas which may be issued to quota immigrants of the nationality of the husband for the calendar month has already been issued. ”
The Immigration Act of 1924 written by Congress excluded Asian immigrants by prohibiting the immigration of all immigrants ineligible to citizenship. Immigrants had to meet certain quotas. This Act included provision excluding entry to immigrants who were ineligible by race and nationality.
Sources: Immigration Act of 1924, §§ Nationality-12 a (2)-12 b.