150.01/784

The Secretary of State to the Salvador an Chargé (Castro)

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note, dated January 4, 1924, in which you refer to reports in the press respecting proposals to extend to the American countries the provisions establishing quotas for immigration. You state that if a measure of this character were adopted, it would greatly concern your Government and you express the hope that the proposals will not be adopted insofar as they tend to restrict immigration from Salvador.

I forwarded copies of your note to the appropriate authorities of this Government for consideration, and I am pleased to state that I have been informed that the Immigration Bill reported by the Committee on Immigration and Naturalization to the House of Representatives does not contain a provision establishing immigration quotas applicable to Salvador.

Accept [etc.]

Charles E. Hughes