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Representative Grant Hudson of Michigan, Congressional Record

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Representative Grant Hudson of Michigan, Congressional Record, 68th Congress, 1st session, April 5, 1924, vol 65, part 6 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1924), 5641... (read more)

Representative Grant Hudson of Michigan, Congressional Record, 68th Congress, 1st session, April 5, 1924, vol. 65, part 6 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1924), 5641.

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“Today we face the serious problem of the maintenance of our historic republican institutions Now, what do we find in all our large cities? Entire sections containing a population incapable of understanding our institutions, wi... (read more)

“Today we face the serious problem of the maintenance of our historic republican institutions. Now, what do we find in all our large cities? Entire sections containing a population incapable of understanding our institutions, with no comprehension of our national ideals, and for the most part incapable of speaking the English language. Foreign language information service gives evidence that many southern Europeans resent as an unjust discrimination the quota laws and represent America as showing race hatred and unmindful of its mission to the world. The reverse is true. America’s first duty is to those already within her own shores. An unrestricted immigration policy would work an injustice to all, which would fall hardest on those least able to combat it . . . today we see huge masses of non-American-minded individuals, living in colonies or ghettoes, or even cities and counties of their own. Here they perpetuate their racial mindedness, their racial character, and their racial habits. Here they speak their own tongue, read their own newspapers, maintain their separate educational system.”

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