1943—Magnuson Act is passed
The Magnuson Act, also known as the Chinese Exclusion Repeal Act of 1943, allows Chinese immigration for the first time since 1882. Congress passed and President Roosevelt signed the act as a gesture of thanks to US wartime ally China. The act also allows Chinese immigrants who already resided in the U.S. to become naturalized, and it set a quota of 105 Chinese immigrants allowed in the U.S. per year. The 105 number was derived from original formula of the Immigration Act of 1924, which allowed a total of 2% of the people of that origin already living in the United States.