IMMIGRATION: On Angel Island

Q. "Are you an alien?"

A. "I am."

Q. "Are you a member of the Communist Party?"

A. "No."

Q. "Have you at any time been a member of the Communist Party?"

A. "No."

Last week in a small dining room at the U. S. Immigration station on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay, these questions & answers started and summarized the most important deportation hearing of the decade. Answerer was Harry Bridges, the long-nosed bony Australian whose power over Pacific longshore labor won him top rank in C. I. O. Hanging on his answers was hard-boiled Dean James M. ("Chink") Landis of Harvard Law...

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