IMMIGRATION: They Shall Not Pass

Mississippi's pouch-eyed John Rankin rose in the House last week to oppose an immigration proposal. "Our immigration laws should not be set aside," he cried. "This country is being literally flooded with un-American elements, a vast number of whom are today undermining and trying to wreck this Government and to destroy the American way of life." Colleagues pointed out that the bill was only designed to admit one three-year-old boy, half Japanese and half American, who had been adopted by an Air Force captain and his wife in Japan. "They always have some...

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