FDR Suspended Immigration by Executive Order, Just Like Trump Would Do Click to Tweet

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt suspended naturalization proceedings for all German, Japanese, and Italian settlers in the United States on December 8, 1941, just one day after the Pearl Harbor attack.

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Roosevelt also made clear the constitutionality of suspending naturalization proceedings from hostile nations. The Islamic State declares itself a sovereign nation.

Roosevelt issued Presidential Proclamation 2525:

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