War Time Factors In Immigration to the United States
Soldiers on B Deck of the Troop Transport Ship Princess Matoika Looking Aft, 1919. GGA Image ID # 154af0bd33
Alien Arrivals and Departures Since 1915
DURING the five-year period 1915-1919, the number of aliens arriving in and departing from the United States was as follows:
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- Immigration After The First World War (1915)
What will be the effect of the European war on immigration ? This is a question of portentous interest; a question far more important, in fact, than the effect of the war upon trade and commerce, for the life of America is being profoundly influenced by the alien blood and alien traditions which, in recent years, have come in increasing volume from the Slavic and Latin countries of the south of Europe rather than from the Anglo-Saxon and Teutonic countries of the north.
- Your Government of the United States Making New Americans (1916)
For the first time in its history, the United States Government is intelligently concerned with making the right sort of citizen out of its adult immigrant material. It is no longer enough that hordes of aliens shall be added yearly to the heterogeneous and unassimilated population already with. in our boundaries.
- Immigration and The Great War (1916)
A CRISIS has been reached in our immigration policy. The war has, for the moment, very largely reduced the flow of aliens to our shores. For the first time in many decades we have breathing space.
There is widespread anxiety concerning the "dumping" of cheap European goods on our markets after the war is over. Of infinitely greater importance is the "dumping" of cheap European labor upon our shores after the war is over.
- America In The Making (1919)
For two years or more, a lively press and a listless people were discrepant features of the United States. They were also the subject of puzzled comment on this side. The New York Herald, the Sun, Tribune, and Evening Post expressed themselves impeccably throughout, and with due wrath against German methods. Yet the American masses were but faintly moved.
- Important Facts Regarding Recent Immigration
Under the new immigration law, which went into effect on June 3, 1921, only 77,106 immigrants will be allowed to enter the United States in the next year. The law limits the number to percent of the total of each foreign nationality in the United States in 1910.
Frederick A. Wallis, Commissioner of Immigration for the Port of New York, in his first signed story, tells of the great danger in the millions headed for the United States and discusses remedies.
Books, brochures, articles, and other ephemera provided photographs and Illustrations of the conditions and experiences of immigrants who chose to enter the United States during World War I. Students and Family Historians are welcome to use these photographs to illustrate your reports and family histories.