National Affairs: Immigration

No action on the current immigration bill will be taken by the 67th Congress.

The bill would admit annually 2% of the number of naturalized aliens here in 1890, instead of the present quota of 3%, based on the 1910 census. It would exclude Japanese and low-caste Hindus.

Labor wants immigration cut to a minimum. So-called "Big Business " wants immigration increased. Both agree, however, that it is well to incorporate in the bill the "year 1890" proviso. That would increase the influx of hardy, industrious northern Europeans and would diminish the number of...

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