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APPENDICES

APPENDIX A

IMMIGRATION LAWS Act of February 5, 1917; and acts approved October 16, 1918; October 19, 1918; May 10, 1920; June 5, 1920; December 26, 1920, and May 19, 1921, as amended, and act May 26, 1922.

THE IMMIGRATION ACTS NOTE.—The immigration act of February 5, 1917, repeals the act of February 20, 1907, the act of March 3, 1903, and all prior acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the new law. In the back of the law are published such portions of the prior acts as are not repealed by or reënacted in the act of February 5, 1917; also the act of March 2, 1907, regarding expatriation; an extract from the sundry civil appropriation act of March 4, 1909, the act relative to outward alien manifests of March 4, 1909; the “White-slave traffic act” of June 25, 1910; the act of August 24, 1912, providing that all charges for maintenance and return of Chinese shall be borne by steamship companies; the act of March 4, 1913, creating the Department of Labor; and the act of March 4, 1915, “to promote the welfare of American seamen," etc. If necessary to refer to the old acts, they may be found in the United States Statutes at Large, as follows:

Act approved March 3, 1875: 18 Stat. L., part 3, Page 477.
Act approved August 3, 1882: 22 Stat. L., page 214.
Act approved June 26, 1884 (sec. 22 only): 23 Stat. L., page 58..
Act approved February 26, 1885: 23 Stat. L., page 332.
Act approved February 23, 1887: 24 Stat. L., page 414.
Act approved October 19, 1888: 25 Stat. L., page 565.
Act approved March 3, 1891: 26 Stat. L., page 1084.
Act approved February 15, 1893 (sec. 7): 27 Stat. L., page 449.
Act approved March 3, 1893: 27 Stat. L., page 569.
Act approved August 18, 1894: 28 Stat. L., page 390.
Act approved March 2, 1895: 28 Stat. L., page 780.
Act approved June 6, 1900: 31 Stat. L., page 611.
Act approved April 29, 1902: 32 Stat. L., part 1, page 176.
Act approved March 3, 1903: 32 Stat. L., part 1, page 1213.
Act approved March 22, 1904: 33 Stat. L., part 1, page 144.
Act approved April 28, 1904: 33 Stat. L., part 1, page 591.
Act approved February 3, 1905: 33 Stat. L., part 1, page 684.
Act approved February 20, 1907: 34 Stat. L., page 898.
Act approved March 26, 1910: 36 Stat. L., page 263.

IMMIGRATION LAWS AND RULES REGULATING IMMIGRATION OF ALIENS TO, AND RESIDENCE OF ALIENS IN, THE UNITED STATES

[Act of February 5, 1917.) Section 1. That the word “alien ” wherever used in this act shall include any person not a native-born or naturalized citizen of the United States; but this definition shall not be held to include Indians of the United States not taxed or citizens of the islands under the jurisdiction of the United States. That the term “ United States” as used in the title as well as in the various sections of this act shall be construed to mean the United States, and any waters, territory, or other place subject to the jurisdiction thereof, except the Isthmian Canal Zone; but if any alien shall leave the Canal Zone or any insular possession of the United States and attempt to enter any other place under the jurisdiction of the United States, nothing contained in this act shall be construed as permitting him to enter under any other conditions than those applicable to all aliens. That the term “seaman” as used in this act shall include every person signed on the ship's articles and employed in any capacity on board any vessel arriving in the United States from any foreign port or place.

That this act shall be enforced in the Philippine Islands by officers of the general government thereof, unless and until it is superseded by an act passed by the Philippine Legislature and approved by the President of the United States to regulate immigration in the Philippine Islands as authorized in the act entitled “An act to declare the purpose of the people of the United States as to the future political status of the people of the Philippine Islands, and to provide a more autonomous government for those islands," approved August twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred and sixteen.

Sec. 2. That there shall be levied, collected, and paid a tax of $8 for every alien, including alien seamen regularly admitted as provided in this act, entering the United States : Provided, That children under sixteen years

who accompany their father or their mother shall not be subject to said tax. The said tax shall be paid to the collector of customs of the port or customs district to which said alien shall come, or, if there be no collector at such port or district, then to the collector nearest thereto, by the master, agent, owner, or consignee of the vessel, transportation line, or other conveyance or vehicle bringing such alien to the United States, or by the alien himself if he does not come by a vessel, transportation line, or other conveyance or vehicle or when collection from the master, agent, owner, or consignee of the vessel, transportation line, or other conveyance, or vehicle bringing such alien to the United States is impracticable. The tax imposed by this section shall be a lien upon the vessel or other vehicle of carriage or transportation bringing such aliens to the United States, and shall be a debt in favor of the United States against the owner or owners of such vessel or otner vehicle, and the payment of such tax may be enforced by any legal or equitable remedy. That the said tax shall not be levied on account of aliens who enter the United States after an uninterrupted residence of at least one year immediately preceding such entrance in the Dominion of Canada, Newfoundland, the Republic of Cuba, or the Republic of Mexico, for a temporary stay, nor on account of otherwise admissible residents or citizens of any possession of the United States, nor on account of aliens in transit through the United States, nor upon aliens who have been lawfully admitted to the United States and who later shall go in transit from one part of the United States to another through foreign contiguous territory, and the Commissioner General of Immigration, with the approval of the Secretary of Labor, shall issue rules and regulations and prescribe the conditions necessary to prevent abuse of these exceptions: Provided, That the Commissioner General of Immigration, under the direction or with the approval of the Secretary of Labor, by agreement with transportation lines, as provided in section twenty-three of this act, may arrange in some other manner for the payment of the tax imposed by this section upon any or all aliens seeking admis

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* For complete list of exceptions, see Rule 1.

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