The Immigrant and the Community (Google eBook)

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Century Company, 1917 - Immigrants - 301 pages
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Page 175 - To remove a man who has committed no misdemeanor from the parish where he chooses to reside, is an evident violation of natural liberty and justice.
Page 75 - States, or of all government, or of all forms of law, or the assassination of public officials; prostitutes, or women or girls coming into the United States for the purpose of prostitution or for any other immoral purpose...
Page 237 - States (or were when the census was taken in 1910) 5,516,163 persons over 10 years of age who were unable to read or write in any language. There are now nearly 700,000 men of draft age in the United States who are, I presume, registered who can not read or write in English or in any other language.
Page 216 - ... who have been induced or solicited to migrate to this country by offers or promises of employment or in consequence of agreements, oral, written or printed, expressed or implied, to perform labor in this country of any kind, skilled or unskilled...
Page 242 - I am a yellow bird. I can sing. I can fly. I can sing to you.
Page 175 - There is scarce a poor man in England of forty years of age, I will venture to say, who has not in some part of his life felt himself most cruelly oppressed by this ill-contrived law of settlements.
Page 106 - ... persons who have been convicted of or admit having committed a felony or other crime or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude...
Page 110 - From these figures, as well as from those for the prisoners enumerated on June 30, 1904, it is evident that the popular belief that the foreign born are filling the prisons has little foundation in fact.
Page 256 - One Italian showed me a letter that he said had secured him several jobs. It was from an alderman in the Nineteenth Ward of Chicago whose reign has been long and notorious. It read : " This is a neighbor and a friend of mine. Please give him work." And long after the man has passed from the group of laborers who are dependent upon casual and irregular work and has become the prosperous owner of a grocery store, he will remember his " neighbor and friend " and be glad to do for him any small favor...

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