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Changes in bodily form of descendants of immigrants.-An abstract of a report of the same title which was prepared for the Commission by Franz Boas, professor of anthropology, Columbia University, New York. A partial report upon the subject (S. Doc. 208, 61st Cong., 2d sess.) was presented to Congress December 16, 1909.
Federal immigration legislation.-An abstract of a report of the same title which was prepared under the direction of the Commission by Frank L. Shaw, special agent.
Steerage legislation, 1819-1908.-An abstract of a report of the same title which was prepared under the direction of the Commission by Glen Edwards, special agent.
The immigration situation in other countries.-An abstract of the Commission's report on the immigration situation in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, and Brazil. The complete report on Canada (S. Doc. 469, 61st Cong., 2d sess.) was presented to Congress April 1, 1910. The reports on Australia and New Zealand were prepared under the direction of the Commission by Mary Helen Eagan, and the reports on Argentina and Brazil by Mary Mills West. The complete reports of the Commission include the following, of which no abstract was made:
Digest of Immigration Decisions.
State Immigration and Alien Laws.
Statements and Recommendations Submitted by Societies and Organizations Interested in the Subject of Immigration.
The first named consists of a digest of the principal judicial decisions and opinions in cases arising under the statutes and treaties relating to the exclusion and deportation of aliens, which was compiled for the Commission by John W. Clifton, special agent. The digest is confined chiefly to decisions rendered by courts of final jurisdiction. The cardinal principles of law involved in the cases adjudicated are presented, for the most part, through brief extracts taken from the opinions delivered.
The report on State immigration and alien laws, which also was compiled by Mr. Clifton, contains the principal legislative enactments of the various States respecting immigration and aliens, including the earlier laws of some of the seaboard States for the regulation of the movement from foreign countries.
The Commission's plan of work did not include formal hearings, and consequently but little testimony, in the ordinary meaning of that term, was taken. However, various societies and organizations were invited by the Commission to submit statements and recommendations relative to the subject under consideration and the invitation was quite generally responded to. These statements and recommendations are published in a separate volume in the Commission's general report.
BRIEF STATEMENT OF THE INVESTIGATIONS OF THE IMMIGRATION COMMISSION, WITH CONCLUSIONS
AND RECOMMENDATIONS AND VIEWS
OF THE MINORITY.