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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1911 - Aliens
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Point to point navigation: a memoir, 1964 to 2006

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Page 14 - THE INVESTIGATIONS. The Immigration Commission was created by section 39 of the immigration act of February 20, 1907, which provides as follows: That a commission is hereby created, consisting of three Senators, to be appointed by the President of the Senate, and three members of the House of Representatives, to
Page 113 - by the Federal Government rather than through the agency of the States. A careful inspection of immigrants at United States ports was inaugurated and the following classes were excluded from the United States: Idiots, insane persons, paupers, or persons likely to become a public charge, persons suffering from a loathsome or a dangerous contagious
Page 185 - 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, express or implied, to perform labor In this country of any kind, skilled or unskilled;
Page 52 - The exclusion of those unable to read or write in some language. (b) The limitation of the number of each race arriving each year to a certain percentage of the average of that race arriving during a given period of years. (c) The exclusion of unskilled laborers unaccompanied by wives or families.
Page 14 - Speaker of the House of Representatives, and three persons to be appointed by the President of the United States. Said commission shall make full inquiry, examination, and Investigation, by subcommittee or otherwise. into the subject of immigration. For the purpose of said inquiry, examination, and investigation said commission Is authorized to send for persons and papers, make all necessary
Page vi - and investigation are hereby appropriated and authorized to be paid out of the “immigrant fund” on the certificate of the chairman of said commission, including all expenses of the commissioners, and a reasonable compensation, to be fixed by the President of the United States, for those members of the commission who are
Page 650 - March 14, 1907, denied admission to ‘ ‘Japanese and Korean laborers, skilled or unskilled, who have received passports to go to Mexico, Canada, or Hawaii, and come therefrom “ to the continental territory of the United States. More recently (1908) the
Page 52 - to return permanently to their home country. Such persons are usually men unaccompanied by wives or children. (c) As far as possib'le the aliens excluded should also be those who, by reason of their personal qualities or habits, would least readily be assimilated or would make the least desirable citizens. The following methods of restricting immigration have been
Page 708 - price of the land. He must reside on the land from the end of the first year to the end of the fifth year continuously. He must before the end of the third year reduce to cultivation not less than 5 per cent of the area,
Page 765 - by country of birth of parents) and general nativity: Number and per cent in each specified occupation. . 830838 OCCUPATIONS OF THE FIRST AND SECOND GENERATIONS OF IMMIGRANTS IN THE UNITED STATES. The purpose of this report is to show the difference between the

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