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April 9, 1892

Rigid Enforcement of Immigration Laws.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(15):468. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411190028016

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—Acting under orders from the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, no more immigrants will be allowed to land simply on the assurance from some society that they will not become public charges. Any one who does not possess $10, or who does not have a railroad ticket to his destination, will be detained and sent back to the country from which he came. It is said that under this rule the number of immigrants who may be sent back often amounts to as many as 500 on the days of the week when steamers are due.—Boston Med.and Surg. Journal.

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