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A St. Louis Union Opposes Immigration Restriction (with text supports)

In 1896 Congress passed a bill which would require all immigrants to be able to read at least 40 words in any language in order to enter the country. The bill was supported by the Immigration Restriction League. They worried that the increasing number of immigrants from Italy and Eastern Europe would drive down wages and never become useful members of American society. This statement by the Central Trades and Labor Union of St. Louis took the opposite view. President Grover Cleveland vetoed the bill.


Source | Immigration Restriction League (U.S.); Records, 1893-1921; Series III, Scrapbook; Immigration Restriction League. Scrapbook, 1896-1898; MS Am 2245 (1054), v. 1. Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Creator | Central Trade and Labor Union of St. Louis
Item Type | Newspaper/Magazine
Cite This document | Central Trade and Labor Union of St. Louis, “A St. Louis Union Opposes Immigration Restriction (with text supports),” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed July 20, 2019, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1872.

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