Deportation of Aliens from the United States to Europe

Deportation of Aliens from the United States to Europe

Deportation of Aliens from the United States to Europe

Deportation of Aliens from the United States to Europe

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Periods of war hysteria and economic depression generate a fear of sudden ruin and a desire for panaceas. In the decade from 1920 to 1930 a nostrum often advocated for the ills of the United States was the removal of aliens from the country. The numbers sent forth crept up from 2,762 in 1920 to 16,631 ten years later. Nor is the matter finished, for the Commissioner General of Immigration tells us "the task of house-cleaning has practically only just begun. To continue the work and do it thoroughly is the big job ahead."

Considering the importance of the problems involved in sending aliens from the country and the increasing emphasis upon them, it is somewhat surprising that the deportation law and its administration have been so little examined. So far as can be ascertained, no study has been made of the law as it appears on the statute books and in actual administration, nor has the problem been approached in the light of the social and international questions involved. The . . .

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