Special Bulletin Volume 32-34

Special Bulletin Volume 32-34

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...have been excluded; for it is next to impossible, even in cases where a specific agreement actually exists, to obtain evidence of its existence. In fact, so thoroughly familiar are both aliens and those interested in violating this statute with the construction that has been placed upon it by the administrative officers that, beyond any question, many evasions have occurred. Great activity in this respect has been apparent during the past few months. Party after party of aliens has arrived at the large seaports, the members of which were not only traveling together, but were enlisted from the same localities in Europe, were destined to practically the same addresses in this country (usually in one of the large centers of labor employment), often carrying slips of paper or cards giving addresses of supposed relatives or friends written quite apparently by the same hand, yet when questioned these men were found to be quite ready with evasive or misleading replies to all questions calculated to develop that it was their intention to accept prearranged employment, and it was impossible to secure any direct evidence of the existence of an agreement or contract, or even of an assurance of work awaiting them; circumstantial evidence of varying degree is all that could be procured. "Altogether, the attempts to violate the law have been numerous and varied. Many of them have been frustrated, but, doubtless, in other instances where the plans of the importers were more unusual and less easily detected, the law has been v'olated with impunity. "The provisions in the new act (sec. 24), allowing the expenditure of $50,000 annually for the special purpose of enforcing the alien contract-labor laws, will, it is thought, be of incalculable...show more

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  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 653g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236936418
  • 9781236936417