IMMIGRATION: Moral Turpitude

The steel may strike the flint many times before a spark ignites the tinder. Two hundred and fifty-one times in the past year, by actual count, the immigration section of the Department of Labor had denied admission to the U. S. to persons ineligible according to law —to persons who admitted having committed a crime or misdemeanor involving "moral turpitude."* On the 252nd time the tinder went up in lurid flames.

It so happens that some decades ago†, it is unnecessary to say how many, a female child was born into an English...

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