Suspension of Immigration (Dec. 15, 1930)

Senator Black testifies before the Senate Committee on Immigration in support of his own bill and others that would suspend immigration in the United States for a period of two years. Amid the “great Depression,” Black argues that “practically every other civilized country in the world provides for the suspension of immigration in case of unemployment or economic depression… It is simply a question of not being willing to divide whatever few jobs there are here with those from other countries.”

Congressional Record, Session 71 -3 (1930), Hearings before the Committee on Immigration, United States Senate, 13-14. Public domain via the Hathi Trust.

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