Reports of the Department of Labor Volume 4

Reports of the Department of Labor Volume 4

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...COURTS. Complaints charging unlawful residence were filed In 81 cases--75 before commissioners and 6 before the district court--which, with the 50 cases pending from the previous year, made a total of 131 cases handled this year. Of this number, 63 defendants were discharged, 46 were deported, 4 forfeited bail, 9 are awaiting deportation or appeal, 2 were discharged by the district court pending appeal by the Government, and 7 cases are pending. The comparatively large number of deportations, 46, as against 24 last year, is accounted for by the fact that a larger number of cases were handled. Persistent efforts have been made to expedite the disposition of all cases before the courts, with the result that only 7 cases were pending at the close of the year. Practically all of the Chinese ordered deported from this district during the year made no defense, being of the deserting-seamen class, who, experience has shown, rarely oppose deportation because of the lack of means and friends to assist in an attempt to establish a legal residence by perjured testimony. CRIMINAL CASES. The following results were obtained in the 15 criminal cases which were instituted in this district during the past year: Convicted (involving fines amounting to $200 and prison sentences aggregating 4 years 9 months and 1 day), 10; fugitives from justice, 2; nolle-pros, 1; pending, 2. The prosecution of one case--under the "conspiracy" clause of the penal code--for attempting to secure return certificates as merchants in cases where our investigation developed that the applicants were in fact laborers has apparently had a salutary effect, as no similar attempts have been detected since. WRITS OF HABEAS COBPUS. Two writs of habeas corpus were obtained as...
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  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 349g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236962834
  • 9781236962836