Source 2: Letter from Chinese-American merchant Wong Ar Chong to William Lloyd Garrison (28.02.1879) about Sen. James Blaine (R-ME), a supporter of the forerunner of the Chinese exclusion law. . . . 4) Mexicans who, according to this concept, enter the United States should not be used to evict other workers or reduce pre-established rates of pay. Introduction/Crochet: To define the notion of “economic fear” and take into account its effects in the current political climate, students can see this clip of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, which discusses racial nuances in typical working-class media coverage, and/or this PBS clip about working-class voters in 2016. Teachers will then be able to facilitate a class debate on the current impact of this fear on immigration policy. But interstate recruitment of workers began as a measure of war and, although national treaties declined in the years immediately following World War II, the program itself continued. In recent years, recruitment of labour under the border has boomed. Since the war, the legislation on migration has been renewed by successive agreements, the last of which was announced on 27 December 1955. The gentlemen`s agreement of 1907 () was an informal agreement between the United States of America and the Empire of Japan紳協 which did not allow Japanese immigration and Japan to no longer emigrate to the United States. The aim was to ease tensions between the two Pacific states.
The agreement was never ratified by the U.S. Congress and was replaced by the Immigration Act of 1924. From a hygienic point of view, Chinatown is a unique anomaly. With habits, manners, customs and the whole economy of life that violates any accepted rule of hygiene; with open water wells, water blowers, wells, urinals and sewers that stain the atmosphere with harmful fumes and stifling odours; with people who are pushed and packed in damp cellars, literally live the life of vermin, malnourished and clothed, addicted to the daily use of opium to such an extent that many hours are transmitted every day or night in the dizzyingness of its influence, it is undeniable that the general health of this place as a whole is compared to other parts of the city that are surrounded by favorable conditions. Labour organizations, employers and immigrant communities have long challenged immigration policy on the basis of their different economic interests.