National Affairs: Husband's Protest

The agitation in the House of Commons over the treatment of British subjects at Ellis Island struck fire from W. W. Husband, U. S. Commissioner of Immigration. He protested, in effect: "The British kick about our immigration department. Instead, they ought to be grateful. The United States is doing a lot for immigrants that it doesn't need to do. Steamship companies bring merchandise and provide warehouses for that merchandise. If they bring immigrants, why shouldn't the companies provide hotels? The companies now pay only the cost of the immigrants' food while detained...

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