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VIEWS OF THE MINORITY.
I recognize the great value of the work of the Immigration Commission and unite in the conclusions, so far as they are based on the reports, whether they coincide with my personal and previously formed opinions or not.
A slowing down of the present rate of the immigration of unskilled labor is justified by the report, and, according to the report, restriction should be limited to unmarried male aliens or married aliens unaccompanied by their wives and families. The reports show that in the main the present immigrants are not criminal, pauper, insane, or seekers of charity in so great a degree as their predecessors. The educational test proposed is a selective test for which no logical argument can be based on the report. As the report of the Commission is finally adopted within a half hour of the time when, under the law, it must be filed, there is no time for the preparation of an elaborate dissent. I sincerely regret that I can not fully agree with the remainder of the Commission, and if time permitted I would point out the many excellent provisions contained in the report, some of my own suggestion. My main ground of dissent is the specific recommendation by the majority of the educational test, though there are other instances in which it has not my full approval.
WILLIAM S. BENNET.
ABSTRACT OF THE
STATISTICAL REVIEW OF IMMIGRATION TO THE
UNITED STATES, 1820 TO 1910.
For the complete statistical review of immigration to the United States, 1820 to 1910, see Reports of the Immigration Commission, vol. 3.
Financial condition of immigrants, 1899 to 1910
Immigrants who have been in the United States previously, 1899 to 1910..
Destination of immigrants in the United States, 1899 to 1910.
LIST OF TABLES.
TABLE 1. Immigration to the United States, 1820 to 1910....
2. Immigration to the United States, 1820 to 1910, by decade..
4. Immigration to the United States, by sex, for years ending June 30,
5. Immigration to the United States, by sex, for periods specified,
6. Immigration to the United States from northern and western Europe,
8. Immigration to the United States, by country of origin, during the
9. Immigration to the United States, 1820 to 1910:
Part 1-By country of origin, 1820 to 1868, inclusive.............
10. Immigration to the United States, by sex and by race or people, dur-
11. Number and per cent of immigrants admitted to the United States
13. Per cent of immigrants admitted to the United States reporting each
14. Financial condition of immigrant aliens admitted to the United
15. Number and per cent of immigrants admitted to the United States,
16. Destination reported by immigrants admitted to the United States
17. Destination of immigrants admitted to the United States, fiscal