Fairchild, Henry Pratt
May 1917
Quarterly Journal of Economics;May17, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p447
Academic Journal
The author focuses on the literacy test in the U.S. He says that the amount of public attention given to literacy test and the recognition of its enactment as a sign of immigration legislation expansion has been remarkable. He points out that literacy test serves both as a tool in filtering out undesirable immigrants and also becomes a further restriction for immigration approval. He presents some background information on the introduction of literacy test as a legislative measure for controlling immigration in the country.


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