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Debaters' Handbook Series
WHITE PLAINS, N. Y., AND NEW YORK CITY
This book is made up in two parts. Part 1, devoted to European immigration, consists of a debate on the question of immigration restriction, with briefs, bibliographies and selected articles for both sides of the question. Following these comes a small group of articles bearing on the war and immigration. Since August, 1914, immigration from Europe has been held in check. What will happen after the war is a matter of conjecture on which opinion divides. On one point all are agreed, however: The United States now has an opportunity to look at the question squarely and to make preparations, either for the exclusion, or for the reception and better treatment of those who may come when the war is over, whether they come in greater or in lesser numbers.
Part 2 is devoted to Asiatic immigration—the problem of the Pacific coast. This problem involves, in addition to the usual difficulties presented by incoming aliens, questions of international relations and states rights. To include all these in one debate was difficult. Nevertheless an attempt was made, and it is hoped that the brief offered may prove suggestive to students, whatever phase of the problem they may choose to work out.
Acknowledgments are due to Mr. R. E. Cole, Counsel on Naturalization and Municipal Organization for the Committee for Immigrants in America, who read the brief on European immigration and offered valuable suggestions.
M. K. R. White Plains, July, 1915.