« ÎnapoiContinuați »
HOUSE OF REPRESDAE LATION
HORS, H. R. 101, and H. R. 561
OFFICE OF THE
VRSTATES SENATE CANADA
SARICE OF THE SECRETARY
C. S. CHING.
DR. SPENCER L. DAWES.
DR. H. S. JENNINGS.
ALVIN S. JOHNSON.
JOHN L. BERNSTEIN.
C. M. PANUNZIO.
HON, HENRY H. CURRAN.
HON. JOHN H. CLARK.
HON. BRYON H. UHL.
HON. THOMAS W. PHILLIPS, JR.
REV. E. W. MCDOWELL.
JAMES Q. GULNAC.
HOWARD D. SMITA.
HARRÝ N. TAYLOR.
SIDNEY J. JENNINGS.
HERBERT WILSON SMITH.
FRANCIS H. KINNICUTT.
HON. ROBERT H. CLANCY.
HON. A. J. SABATA.
COMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION.
House OF REPRESENTATIVES.
ALBERT JOHNSON, Washington, Chairman. J. WILL TAYLOR, Tennessee.
ADOLPH J. SABATH, Illinois. WILLIAM N. VAILE, Colorado.
JOHN E. RAKER, California. HAYS B. WHITE, Kansas.
RILEY J. WILSON, Louisiana. ARTHUR M. FREE, California.
JOHN C. BOX, Texas. JOHN L. CABLE, Ohio.
SAMUEL DICKSTEIN, New York. WILLIAM P. HOLADAY, Illinois.
S. D. MCREYNOLDS, Tennessee.
ELTON WATKINS, Oregon.
P. F. SNYDER, Clerk.
RESTRICTION OF IMMIGRATION.
COMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION,
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Wednesday, December 26, 1923. The committee met at 10 o'clock a. m., Hon. Albert Johnson (chairman) presiding
The CHAIRMAN. The committee will be in order.
At the last meeting of the committee it was voted to proceed with hearings on the various bills which propose to limit immigration by the use of a percentage method, commencing to-day and running until the last day of December. It was agreed to hear such witnesses as might appear, and agreed that the matter of additional hearings would be taken up later.
The committee considered H. R. 5, by Mr. Raker; H. R. 101, by the chairman; and H. R. 561, by Mr. Sabath, all of which bills are based on the bill reported by this committee in the last six or seven weeks of the Sixty-seventh Congress, which was known as S. 4092, the House bill being a substitute for that measure.
Sinceit was announced that we would hear witnesses, I have received letters and telegrams from Mr. Cairoli Gigliotti, of Chicago, publisher of Il Nuovo Uenuto, meaning The Newcomer, in which he expressed a desire to be heard, but preferred to come during the week of January 3. The secretary notified him he might be heard on January 3, and also notified Andrew H. Dorko, president of the First Catholic Slovac Union, at Marblehead, Ohio, that he might be heard on January 3.
The secretary has received telegrams from Representative Dickstein, of New York, a member of this committee, stating that Jacob Fishman, editor of the Morning Journal, a Jewish publication, and one of the largest in New York, wishes to appear before the committee about January 3. He has been notified that he might be heard on that date, and if other publishers of foreign language newspapers desire to be heard we will set that date for them and for the hearing of others who will appear,
The chairman has received a telegram from William Edlin, representing a committee of foreign language newspapers, stating that he will attend the hearings on Wednesday.
A telegram has been received from Hon. Louis Marshall, New York ity, in which he says that the organizations which he represents lesire a full hearing regarding the fundamental provisions of this bill, and especially that provision which seeks to place the quota on a 2 per cent basis calculated according to the census of 1890. He thinks that is distinctly discriminatory, creates an unwarranted in-rification, and inflicts a mortal insult upon hundreds of thousands 01 wyal American citizens and is contrary to the fundamental principles of our Government. He asks for adequate opportunity to