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COMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION
LEBARON B. COLT, Rhode Island, Chariman THOMAS STERLING, South Dakota.
WILLIAM H. KING, Utah. HIRAM W. JOHNSON, California.
WILLIAM J. HARRIS, Georgia. HENRY W. KEYES, New Hampshire. PAT HARRISON, Mississippi. FRANK B. WILLIS,, Obio.
JOHN K. SHIELDS, Tennessee. DAVID A. REED, Pennsylvania.
ROYAL S. COPELAND, New York.
H. M. BARRY, Clerk.
JAPANESE IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION
TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 1924
UNITED STATES SENATE,
Washington, D. C. The committee being in session pursuant to previous adjournment, proceeded to take up the Japanese immigration phase of the pend
Present: Senators Colt (chairman), Keyes, Willis, Reed of Pennsylvania, King, Harris, Harrison, and Copeland.
The CHAIRMAN. Senator Shortridge, we are ready to hear from you now. I might say, for the information of the committee, that I have a telegram from Senator Johnson, as follows:
BEACH, N. DAK, Hon. LEBARON COLT,
Senate Office Building, Washington, D. C.: Please record my vote on that portion of the immigration bill concerning which the California delegation appears to-morrow in favor of the California position.
HIRAM W. JOHNSON.
STATEMENT OF HON. SAMUEL M. SHORTRIDGE, A UNITED STATES
SENATOR FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.
Senator SHORTRIDGE. Mr. Chairman, I shall detain you but for a moment. The provision of this bill in which we are directly and profoundly interested, and to which we wish to direct your attention, is that provision which would exclude aliens ineligible to citizenship. The provisions of the Johnson bill in reference to the admission or nonadmission of persons ineligible to citizenship are as follows:
No alien ineligible to citizenship shall be admitted to the United States unless such alien (1) is admissible as a nonquota immigrant under the provisions of subdivision (b), (d), or (g) of section 4, or (2) is the wife, or the unmarried child under 18 years of age, of an immigrant admissible under such subdivision (d), and is accompanying or following to join him, or (3) is not an immigrant as defined in section 3.
The subdivision referred to which clarify that subdivision are as follows:
(b) An immigrant previously lawfully admitted to the United States, who is returning from a temporary visit abroad;
(d) An immigrant who continuously for at least two years immediately preceding the time of his application for admission to the United States has been, and who seeks to enter the United States solely for the purpose of,