The Johnson Immigration Bill (TiME, Oct. 8), introduced by Representative Albert Johnson of Washington, was reported by the House Immigration Committee, of which he is Chairman. At once a storm of opposition broke.
The chief provisions of the bill are:
1) Reduction of alien quotas to 2% of the number of that nationality resident in the U. S. according to the 1890 census.
2) The issuing of quota certificates by consular officers abroad, so that hereafter immigrants need not be turned back after reaching American shores, on the ground that they are in excess...