Japanese in California: Statement of Hon. James D.Phelan of California...June 20, 1919

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Page 7 - This understanding contemplates that the Japanese Government shall issue passports to continental United States only to such of its subjects as are nonlaborers, or are laborers who, in coming to the continent, seek to resume a formerly acquired domicile, to join a parent, wife, or children residing there, or to assume active control of an already possessed interest in a farming enterprise in this country, so that the three classes of laborers entitled to receive passports have come to be designated...
Page 6 - Provided further /That whenever the President shall be satisfied that passports issued by any foreign government to its citizens to go to any country other than the United States or to any insular possession of the United States or to the Canal Zone are being used for the purpose of enabling the holders to come to the continental territory of the United States to the detriment of labor conditions therein, the President may refuse to permit such citizens of the country issuing such passports to enter...
Page 6 - Japanese or Korean laborers, skilled or unskilled, who have received passports to go to Mexico, Canada, or Hawaii, and come therefrom
Page 7 - ... parents, wives, or children of residents," and "settled agriculturists." With respect to Hawaii, the Japanese Government of its own volition stated that, experimentally at least, the issuance of passports to members of the laboring classes proceeding thence would be limited to " former residents " and " parents, wives, or children of residents.
Page 6 - States," approved February 20, 1907, whenever the President is satisfied that passports issued by any foreign Government to its citizens to go to any country other than the United States or to any insular possession of the United States or to the Canal Zone, are being used for the purpose of enabling the holders to come to the continental territory of the United States to the detriment of labor conditions therein...
Page 5 - We admire their industry and cleverness, but for that very reason, being a masterful people, they are more dangerous. They are not content to work for wages, as do the Chinese, who are excluded, but are always seeking control of the farm and of the crop.
Page 6 - President may refuse to permit certain citizens of the country issuing such passports to enter the continental territory of the United States from such other country or from such insular possessions, or from the Canal Zone." This legislation was the result of a growing alarm, particularly on the Pacific coast and in States adjacent to Canada and Mexico, that labor conditions would be seriously affected by a continuation of the then existing rate of increase in admissions to this country of Japanese...
Page 18 - Goldsmith, because it is so truthful, especially as applied to this case : 111 fares the land, to hastening Ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay.
Page 7 - In order that the best results might follow from an enforcement of the regulations, an understanding was reached with Japan that the existing policy of discouraging emigration of its subjects of the laboring classes to continental United States should be continued, and should, by cooperation of the Governments, be made as effective as possible. This understanding contemplates that the Japanese Government shall issue passports to continental United States only...
Page 5 - ... Mr. LYNN. We know that you are pushed for time, Senator, and would like to file that statement and introduce, if I may, Mr. George Scarseth, who does not have a prepared statement but will be able to answer some questions and present a chart or two which we think will be of interest to the committee. The CHAIRMAN. Without objection, the statement will be placed in the record at this point. (The statement of Mr. Lynn is as follows:) STATEMENT FILED BY JOHN C. LYNN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, WASHINGTON...

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