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Bill in Senate to Substitute “origins” by New Quotas

May 21, 1929
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Representative John W. Cable, Republican, of Ohio, will introduce into the House today a bill to prohibit the employment of aliens on public works and non-residents of a state on public works within the state, the Congressman announced. The requirements of the proposed act would be waived only in an “extraordinary emergency.”

The bill carries a penalty of $100 a day for each workman illegally employed, but would not apply to contracts made prior to its approval.

“Contractors are required by this new bill, not only to employ local labor living in the state in which the work is carried on but also to employ Americans only.” Mr. Cable declared.

Criticism of the report of the Uni-State States Chamber of Commerce immigration committee recommending repeal of the National Origins restrictive quota basis was made by Chairman Reed of the Senate Immigration Committee, in a letter to William Butterworth, president of the Chamber, made public by the Senator.

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