Imported Americans: The Story of the Experiences of a Disguised American and His Wife Studying the Immigration Question

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F.A. Stokes, 1904 - 305 Seiten
 

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Seite 267 - In my judgment the smallest part of the duty to be discharged in successfully handling alien immigrants with a view to the protection of the people and institutions of this country is that part now provided for by law. Its importance, though undeniable, is relatively of secondary moment. It cannot, for example, compare in practical value with, nor can it take the place of, measures to insure the distribution of the many thousands who come in ignorance of the industrial needs and opportunities of...
Seite 268 - Suitable legislation is, therefore, strongly urged to establish agencies, by means of which, either with or without the co-operation of the States, aliens shall be made acquainted with the resources of the country at large, the industrial needs of the various sections in both skilled and unskilled labor, the cost of living, the wages paid, the price and capabilities of the lands, the character of the climates, the duration of the seasons — in short, all of that information furnished by some of...
Seite 294 - ... plan, both here and abroad, the constant agitation and offers of inducements by subagents in Europe, occupying semi-public positions, who, in order to earn commissions, play upon the ignorance and susceptibility of the plain peasant, frequently inducing him to sell or mortgage all his belongings for the purpose of raising the necessary traveling expenses, which latter transaction is also turned to profit by such agent.
Seite 249 - Governor-General may, by proclamation or order, whichever he considers most expedient, and whenever he deems it necessary, prohibit the landing in Canada of any immigrant or other passenger who is suffering from any loathsome, dangerous, or infectious disease or malady, whether such immigrant intends to settle in Canada, or only intends to pass through Canada to settle in some other country. 2. Such prohibition may be absolute, or may be accompanied by permission to land for medical treatment only,...
Seite 267 - Such colonies are a menace to the physical, social, moral, and political security of the country. They are hotbeds for the propagation and growth of those false ideas of political and personal freedom whose germs have been vitalized by ages of oppression under unequal and partial laws, which find their first concrete expression in resistance to consti tuted authority, even occasionally in the assassination of the lawful agents of that authority.
Seite 217 - ... ship's load can be handled on one side and another ship's load on the other. In fact as we came up, a quantity of people from the north of Europe were being examined in the north half. Turning into a narrow, railed-off lane we encountered another doctor in uniform, who lifted hats or pushed back shawls to look for favus heads, keenly scrutinized the face and body for signs of disease or deformity, and passed us on. An old man in front of me who limped, he marked with a bit of chalk on the coat...
Seite 175 - ... women and children occupied them. The ventilation was merely what was to be had from the companion-way that opened into the alley-way, and not on the deck, the few ports in the ship's- sides, and the scanty ventilating shafts. The beds were double-tiered affairs in blocks of from ten to twenty, constructed of iron framework, with iron slats set in checker fashion to support the burlap-covered bag of straw, grass, or waste which served as a mattress.
Seite 16 - They are being forced to send their children to private schools in order that they may receive what they consider education.
Seite 246 - girls brought to America for criminal purposes has been largely traced to foreign-born men and women, while labor agencies in the hands of foreigners have been guilty, for extra fees, of sending ignorant and helpless foreign-speaking girls to work in disorderly houses. We are told that " the severity of our laws in the matter of counterfeiting is well known, but they have no terrors whatsoever for the gangs of Italian counterfeiters who are giving the Secret Service Department more trouble than...
Seite 294 - ... expenses, which latter transaction is also turned to profit by such agent. The steamship companies of course do not concede the existence of such unnatural emigration, as I learned in the course of an interview which I had with a high official of one of the steamship companies abroad. I called his attention to this unnatural emigration, but the prevalence of the same was denied by him. " If all this emigration is brought about by natural causes...

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