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Source: The Statutes at Large of the United States of America
Source type: government document
Document type: federal statute
Document title: “Chap. 1012.—An Act to Regulate the Immigration of Aliens into the United States”
Author(s): United States Congress
Volume number: 32
Part: 1
Publisher:
Government Printing Office
Place of publication: Washington, DC
Year of publication:
1903
Pagination: 1213-22 (excerpt below includes only pages 1221-22)

 
Citation
“Chap. 1012.—An Act to Regulate the Immigration of Aliens into the United States.” The Statutes at Large of the United States of America. Vol. 32. Part 1. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1903: pp. 1213-22.
 
Transcription
excerpt
 
Keywords
anarchism (laws against); anarchism (legal penalties); anarchism (government response); McKinley assassination (government response).
 
Named persons
none.
 
Notes
Section 2 of this statute (p. 1214) stipulates that “polygamists, anarchists, or persons who believe in or advocate the overthrow by force or violence of the Government of the United States or of all government or of all forms of law, or the assassination of public officials” “shall be excluded from admission into the United States.” Other such excluded “classes of aliens” include the following: “All idiots, insane persons, epileptics, and persons who have been insane within five years previous; persons who have had two or more attacks of insanity at any time previously; paupers; persons likely to become a public charge; professional beggars; persons afflicted with a loathsome or with a dangerous contagious disease; persons who have been convicted of a felony or other crime or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude” and “prostitutes; and persons who procure or attempt to bring in prostitutes or women for the purpose of prostitution. . . .” (A margin note beside this section refers the reader to Vol. 26, p. 1084.)

Fifty-Seventh Congress, Session II.

From title page: The Statutes at Large of the United States of America, from December, 1901, to March, 1903, Concurrent Resolutions of the Two Houses of Congress, and Recent Treaties, Conventions, and Executive Proclamations.

From title page: Edited, Printed, and Published by Authority of Congress, under the Direction of the Secretary of State.
 
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Chap. 1012.—An Act to Regulate the Immigration of Aliens into the United States [excerpt]

     SEC. 38. That no person who disbelieves in or who is opposed to all organized government, or who is a member of or affiliated with any organization entertaining and teaching such disbelief in or opposition to all organized government, or who advocates or teaches the duty, necessity, or propriety of the unlawful assaulting or killing of any officer or officers, either of specific individuals or of officers generally, of the Government of the United States or of any other organized government, because of his or their official character, shall be permitted to enter the United States or any Territory or place subject to the jurisdiction thereof. This section shall be enforced by the Secretary of the Treasury under such rules and regulations as he shall prescribe.
     That any person who knowingly aids or assists any such person to enter the United States or any Territory or place subject to the jurisdiction thereof, or who connives or conspires with any person or persons to allow, procure, or permit any such person to enter therein, except pursuant to such rules and regulations made by the Secretary of the Treasury, shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or imprisoned for not less than one nor more than five years, or both. [1221][1222]
     SEC. 39. That no person who disbelieves in or who is opposed to all organized government, or who is a member of or affiliated with any organization entertaining and teaching such disbelief in or opposition to all organized government, or who advocates or teaches the duty, necessity, or propriety of the unlawful assaulting or killing of any officer or officers, either of specific individuals or of officers generally, of the Government of the United States or of any other organized government, because of his or their official character, or who has violated any of the provisions of this Act, shall be naturalized or be made a citizen of the United States. All courts and tribunals and all judges and officers thereof having jurisdiction of naturalization proceedings or duties to perform in regard thereto shall, on the final application for naturalization, make careful inquiry into such matters, and before issuing the final order or certificate of naturalization cause to be entered of record the affidavit of the applicant and of his witnesses so far as applicable, reciting and affirming the truth of every material fact requisite for naturalization. All final orders and certificates of naturalization hereafter made shall show on their face specifically that said affidavits were duly made and recorded, and all orders and certificates that fail to show such facts shall be null and void.
     That any person who purposely procures naturalization in violation of the provisions of this section shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or shall be imprisoned not less than one nor more than ten years, or both, and the court in which such conviction is had shall thereupon adjudge and declare the order or decree and all certificates admitting such person to citizenship null and void. Jurisdiction is hereby conferred on the courts having jurisdiction of the trial of such offense to make such adjudication.
     That any person who knowingly aids, advises, or encourages any such person to apply for or to secure naturalization or to file the preliminary papers declaring an intent to become a citizen of the United States, or who in any naturalization proceeding knowingly procures or gives false testimony as to any material fact, or who knowingly makes an affidavit false as to any material fact required to be proved in such proceeding, shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or imprisoned not less than one nor more than ten years, or both.
     The foregoing provisions concerning naturalization shall not be enforced until ninety days after the approval hereof.
     Approved, March 3, 1903.

 

 


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