Abstracts of Reports of the Immigration Commission: With Conclusions and Recommendations and Views of the Minority. (In Two Volumes)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1911
 

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Page 10 - 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 10 - head tax " on immigrants was increased from $2 to $5 ; imbeciles, feeble-minded persons, unaccompanied children under 17 years of age, and persons "who are found to be and are certified by the examining surgeon as being
Page 513 - not recall or separate one young face that gave me a painful impression; not one young girl whom, assuming it to be a matter of necessity that she should gain her daily bread by the labor of her hands, I would have removed from those works if I had had the power
Page 49 - (d) The limitation of the number of immigrants arriving annually at any port. (e) The material increase in the amount of money required to be in the possession of the immigrant at the port of arrival. (/) The material increase of the head tax.
Page 48 - (b) As far as possible, the aliens excluded should be those who come to this country with no intention to become American citizens or even to maintain a permanent residence here, but merely to save enough, by the adoption, if necessary, of low standards of living, to
Page 513 - not one young girl whom, assuming it to be a matter of necessity that she should gain her daily bread by the labor of her hands, I would have removed from those works if I had had the power * * *. "They reside in various
Page 49 - All these methods would be effective in one way or another in securing restrictions in a greater or less degree. A majority of the Commission favor the reading and writing test as the most feasible single method of restricting undesirable immigration.
Page 369 - This table shows wages or earnings for the period Indicated, but no account Is taken of voluntary lost time or lost time from shutdowns or other causes. In the various tables In this report showing annual earnings allowance Is made for time lost during the year. o Not computed, owing to small number involved.
Page 372 - or EMPLOYEES.) •This table shows wages or earnings for the period Indicated, but no account Is taken of voluntary lost time or lost time from shutdowns or other causes. In the various tables In this report showing annual earnings allowance Is made for time lost during the year. * Not computed, owing to small number involved. The
Page 3 - 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

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