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Lower Immigration Causes Labor Shortage

Posted May 5, 2014 by admin with No Comments in Business Economy

IN 1925 NEARLY 17,000 MORE COMMON LABORERS left the United States than came into the country during ten months’ operation of the new 2 per cent. quota immigration law, according to an analysis made by the National Industrial Conference Board, and a recent report of the immigration committee of the National Association of Manufacturers cites the diminishing supply of unskilled laborers as “a fundamental defect in the legislation.” The executive secretary of the American Engineering Council, estimating a reduction of 800,000 workers a year as compared with years before the war, insists that the loss can only be made up by improved management which will reduce the waste of human labor. While the Industrial Conference Board first calls attention to …

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Immigration Stream Drying Up

Posted April 1, 2014 by admin with No Comments in Business Economy

FOR THE FIRST TIME in our immigration history we lost, in the fiscal year which ended June 30, 1925 more unskilled workers than we gained. Six European countries failed to fill their allotted quotas, and sixteen received back from the United States more of their own nationals than emigrated to this country. Is this striking evidence of improving economic conditions in Europe, or are we getting unpopular? What is happening to immigration? The conclusion of the Indianapolis Star is that the present Immigration Law, which limits immigration, with certain exceptions, to 2 per cent. of the number of foreign-born from the same country who were living in the United States in 1890, “has not only checked the influx of aliens, but …

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1920’s U.S. Immigration Policies

Posted December 23, 2013 by admin with 3 Comments in Business Economy

It may be questioned if the present basis of selection according to racial types is a more desirable policy than selection within a race according to the merits and defects of individuals. However, to a certain extent our immigration laws take into account individual qualifications, for example by excluding aliens with records of crime or insanity.