ID# 505:
"Minutes of meeting of Commitee on Immigration of the Eugenics Research Association"
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American Philosophical Society, Dav, B:D27,Ser 2,CSH-ERO

&quote;Minutes of meeting of Commitee on Immigration of the Eugenics Research Association&quote;

1. Drug addicts and psychoneurotics to be included among those to be rejected or, if discovered after landing, deported. 2. Wassermann test to be done on all prospective immigrants with a view to rejecting all those showing a positive reaction. 3. Deportation of aliens on statutory grounds should be made possible at any time and not only within five years after landing; naturalization should be the only bar to deportation. 4. It should be possible to suspend sentence in cases of aliens convicted of crime and to deport them immediately on conviction. 5. Prospective immigrants having defective children or other defective dependent relatives should be rejected, even though they may apply for admission alone, i.e., unaccompanied by their defective dependent relatives. 6. In view of the important rights to be acquired through naturalization under recommendation No. 3, the act of naturalization becomes of eugenic significance and of concern to the Association. Accordingly, it would be consistent with the aims of the Association to take a stand in favor of the highest practicable qualifications for naturalization to be adopted by all States. Among the minimal requirements should be such a knowledge of the English language as would enable the applicant to read understandingly in that language the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of which he seeks to become a citizen. 7. Dr. Rosnanhoff's suggestion, upon discussion, was adopted by the Committee on Immigration for its report to be rendered at the next meeting of the Executive Committee. The Committee thereupon adjourned.

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