The Bulletin of the General Contractors Association Volume 12

The Bulletin of the General Contractors Association Volume 12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...most harsh and cruel immigration bills that imagination could contrive. 'hen the measure reached the United States Senate, extended hearings were held and the report of the Senate Committee on Immigration showed that no emergency existed such as that which ha_d been urged as the reason for putting up the bars. Just at that time, however, a new agitation was started upon a false scare based upon the hysteria of a city health ofiicer at one of our American ports as to an epidemic of typhus fever. This was promptly used as an excuse to rush through both houses of the Congress an "emergency" immigration measure arbitrarily cutting down the number of new arrivals to an annual aggregate of three per centum of each nationality in the United States as determined by the census of 1910, it being estimated by the proponents of the bill that the total immigration of Europeans would be cut down to 355,461 per annum. The measure which passed both houses was subjected to a pocket veto by former President 'ilson, but has just been revived in slightly amended forni_and passed the House of Representatives on April 23, 1921. Gross Ignorance; Shown A perusal of the debates on the new bill R. 4075) in the House of Representatives indicates conclusively the gross ignorance of most of the members of that popular body as to the fundamental principles of the immigration question. The speeches during the three days of discussion of the measure remind one of the legend of a newly-landed Irishman who visited the national capital and while idling on the street witnessed a procession of American Indians going to the executive mansion to greet the "great white father;" whereupon he removed his pipe from his mouth long enough to remark: more

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  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 962g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236911598
  • 9781236911599