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1912 edition. Excerpt: ...to keep out all immigrants and shut the
gates of America; I can not understand why this argument has taken
the range that it has. Mr. Manahan. In the absolute absence of any
proof, so far as I have read the record--in the utter absence of
any proof whatever that the immigrants to-day who can not read will
be less desirable than those of the same race who can read, there
can be no other motive behind this literacy test than an attempt
simply to serve as the opening wedge with which to utterly prohibit
immigration altogether. Mr. Sabath. There is no doubt about that
Mr. GoLDFOGLE. The idea being to make this the first step to
securing further legislation to restrict immigration generally.
That is the reason of this literacy test. Mr. Manahan. Yes; that is
the spirit of the thing. The Chairman. Mr. Cantor has finished, as
I understand. Mr. Cantor. I understood you to say my time was-up. I
am practically sure if I can have leave to make additions and
changes to my remarks I can fully present the arguments I desired.
The Chairman. You may read the transcript and make any changes you
desire. Mr. Cantor. And I should like to say something upon the
effect of immigration upon wages, which comes from the official
report. The Chairman. You can file any statement you want to make.
Mr. Cantor. When I have the stenographers' notes? The Chairman.
Yes. Mr. Cantor. I have not touched upon all the questions
involved; nor is it necessary. During the discussion to-day before
your committee I have endeavored, in a general way, to indicate the
effect of unrestricted immigration upon our population and upon the
history of the country, almost from its foundation, with respect to
the benefits that have flowed directly or indirectly from it. But,
after all, the real...
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