TITLE

The Moment of Transition: State Officials, the Federal Government, and the Formation of American Immigration Policy

AUTHOR(S)
Hirota, Hidetaka
PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
Journal of American History;Mar2013, Vol. 99 Issue 4, p1092
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
An essay is presented on the joint administration of immigration by the federal government and state authorities in the U.S. in the 1880s. It examines state implementation of the U.S. federal 1882 Immigration Act, particularly focusing on Massachusetts and New York. The author considers the exclusion and deportation of paupers, including individuals arriving from Ireland. Economic factors and anti-European nativism are considered.
ACCESSION #
85655298

 

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