IMMIGRATION: On the Statute Books

The Immigration Bill (TIME, April 28) is no longer the Immigration Bill; it is the Immigration Act of 1924. President Coolidge signed it in spite of a provision which excludes from the country, after July. 1, all aliens ineligible for citizenship (aimed at the Japanese). He signed — but he issued his remarks on the subject: In signing this bill, which in its main features I heartily approve, I regret the impossibility of severing from it the exclusion provision, which in the light of existing law affects especially the Japanese. . . . We have had for many years an...

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