Immigration Act of 1917

January 2009
Immigration Act of 1917;2009, p45
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Presents the text of the Immigration Act of 1917, which regulated immigration of aliens to the United States. Definitions used in the Act; Prohibitions settled upon those seeking admittance; Prohibitions against indentured service.


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