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60 STAT.] 79TI CONG. , 2D SESS.-CHS. 534, 535-JULY 2, 1946 SEC. 2. The Nationality Act of 1940 (54 Stat. 1137; 8 U. S . C. 907) is hereby amended by adding a new section, to be known as "SEO. 321A", and to read as follows: "SEO. 321A. Certificates of arrival or declarations of intention shall not be required of Filipino persons or persons of Filipino descent who are citizens of the Commonwealth of the Philippines on the date of the enactment of this section, and who entered the United States prior to May 1, 1934, and have since continuously resided in the United States. The term 'Filipino persons or person of Filipino descent' as used in this Act shall mean persons of a race indigenous to the Philip- pine Islands and shall not include persons who are of as much as one-half of a race ineligible to citizenship." SEC. 3. Section 324 (a) (54 Stat. 1149; 8 U. S . C. 724) of such Act, as amended is amended by striking out after the word "person" the words "including a native-born Filipino". SEC. 4 . With the exception of those covered by subsections (b), (d), (e), and (f) of section 4, Immigration Act of 1924 (43 Stat. 155; 44 Stat. 812; 45 Stat. 1009; 46 Stat. 854; 47 Stat. 656; 8 U. S. C. 204), all persons of races indigenous to India entering the United States annually as immigrants shall be allocated to the quota for India computed under the provisions of section 11 of the said Act. A preference up to 75 per centum of the quota shall be given to Indians and other aliens racially eligible to naturalization, born and resident in India or its dependencies. SEC. 5. (a) For the purposes of section 2 of this Act, the term "persons of races indigenous to India" shall mean any person who is as much as one-half of the blood of a race indigenous to India and who is eligible to naturalization under section 303 of the Nationality Act of 1940, as amended by section 1 of this Act. (b) For the purposes of section 2 of the Act of December 17, 1943 (57 Stat. 601; 8 U. S . C ., Supp. 703), the term "Chinese person" shall mean any person who is as much as one-half Chinese blood and who is eligible to naturalization under section 303 of the Nationality Act of 1940 as amended by section 1 of this Act. '(c) Notwithstanding the two preceding subsections, any quota immigrant who is of one-half Chinese blood and one-half the blood of a race indigenous to India shall, if born in India, be chargeable to the quota for India; if born in China, to the quota for the Chinese or if born in neither of those countries, to whichever of the said quotas has the least applications for visas against it at the time the application for visa is made. Approved July 2, 1946. [CHAPTER 535] AN ACT To excuse employees of the Government from work on July 5, 1946. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That notwithstand- ing the provisions of any other Act, employees of the executive branch of the Government, employees of the District of Columbia municipal government, employees of the legislative branch whose basic work- week is fixed in accordance with section 604 (a) of the Federal Employees Pay Act of 1945, employees of the Government Printing Office, and employees of the judicial branch who occupy positions subject to the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, may, in the discretion of the heads of their respective departments, establishments, and agencies, be excused from duty on July 5, 1946. The absence on 417 8U.S.C., Supp.V, § 701 et seq. Post, p. 865. Certificates of arri- val, etc. Filipinos. "Filipino persons or person of Filipino de- scent." Races indigenous to India. 43 Stat. 169. 8U..C.§211; Supp. V, § 211 note. "Persons of races indigenous to India." "Chinese person." 8 U. S. C., Supp. V, §212a. Post, p. 975. Chargeable quotas. July 2, 1946 [. 2335] [Public Law 484] 59 Stat. 303. 5U.S.C., Snpp.V, 1944. 42 Stat. 1488 . 5U.8.C.§661; Supp. V, § 661 t seq. Ante, pp. 216, 219. 80634°-47-PT . --- 27