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THE COMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
JUNE 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, AND 20, AND SEPTEMBER 25, 1919
REV. SIDNEY L. GULICK
COMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
ALBERT JOHNSON, Washington, Chairman. ISAAC SIEGEL, New York.
ADOLPH J. SABATH, Illinois. HAROLD KNUTSON, Minnesota..
JOHN E. RAKER, California. ROSCOE C. MCCULLOCH, Ohio.
RILEY WILSON, Louisiana. J. WILL TAYLOR, Tennessee.
BENJAMIN F. WELTY, Ohio. JOHN C. KLECZKA, Wisconsin.
*JOSEPH B. THOMPSON, Oklahoma. WILLIAM N. VAILE, Colorado.
JOHN C. BOX, Texas.
P. F. SNYDER,
* Died Sept. 18, 1919.
Restrictions on in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, Appendix B... 295
area (face page --)..
Dai Nippon, Japanese newspaper article from, “Sleeping on Firewood” 200
Ichihashi, Yamoto, statement of concerning.
Suggestions for constructive immigration.
Preliminary draft of percentage plan bill.
Program for regulation of immigration and Americanization of immigrants. 90
NICHI BEI, JAPANESE-AMERICAN NEWSPAPER:
Article from, “Japanese development by concentration”
PHELAN, Hon. JAMES D.:
Interview in Japanese newspapers.
RAKER, Hon. John E.:
Letter from Acting Commissioner of Immigration to...
WELTY, HON. BENJAMIN F.:
PERCENTAGE PLANS FOR RESTRICTION OF IMMIGRATION.
COMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION,
Thursday, June 12, 1919. The committee on this day met, Hon. Albert Johnson (chairman) presiding. Messrs. Siegel, Knutson, McCulloch, Taylor of Tennessee, Kleczka, Vaile, White of Kansas, Sabath, Raker, Wilson, Welty, Thompson of Oklahoma, and Box, were also present.
The CHAIRMAN. I beg to call attention to the fact that the committee has before it the following bills introduced in this s ssion:
H. R. 5212, H. R. 4643, H. R. 3911, H. R. 3746, H. R. 3474, H. R. 1347, H. R. 1242, H. R. 1240, H. R. 1106, H. R. 563, and H. R. 61. All of these bills, with the exception of the one introduced by Mr. Riordan, of New York, H. R. 3474, are in reference to restriction or suspension, additional deportations, and changes in the naturalization laws, and the hearings will run to those subjects for the present rather than to any particular bill.
Dr. Sidney L. Gulick, who has given these subjects a great deal of study, can give us some time to-day, and without objection he will be recognized for one hour.
STATEMENT OF REV. SIDNEY L. GULICK, D. D., SECRETARY
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR CONSTRUCTIVE IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION, NEW YORK, N. Y.
The CHAIRMAN. Dr. Gulick, please state your full name, your residence, and your connection with this subject.
Dr. GULICK. Mr. Chairman, I am a resident of New York City and have been for five years. I am here representing the National Committee for Constructive Immigration Legislation.
This committee has been in process of formation for some time. I have here a list of those who are members of this committee.
As for myself, perhaps a word of explanation will show how I became connected with the matter.
I spent a large part of my life in Japan as a missionary of the Congregational Church there, and returned from Japan in 1913, just at the time when the tension was at its height with regard to the 80-called antialien land laws of California. That led upon my arrival here to a rather careful study of that particular problem, the problem of American and Japanese relations. It led to a wider study of the whole question of the relations of America to the Far East, to the Chinese as well as the Japanese. That whole study led to a general investigation of the problems of immigration, because it became clear as I studied the matter that the Pacific Coast States were perfectly right in resenting the coming to America of any con