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seamen were subjected to a competent medical examination before being signed on as members of the crew.
SUBD. 6. Action on decision. Upon receipt of departmental decision the collector of customs shall be notified of its terms. If the fine is imposed, the amount retained as security shall be deposited and accounted for by the collector. If the fine is not imposed, he shall return such amount.
Rule 28-A. PROSECUTIONS IN PURSUANCE OF SECTION 10.
In order that the department may intelligently and fairly exercise the discretion vested in it by section 10 to determine whether proceedings brought thereunder shall be in personam or in rem, Commissioners of Immigration or inspectors in charge shall whenever they ascertain or have reason to believe that the provisions of said section have been violated by any person or by any owner, officer, or agent of a vessel or transportation line, promptly serve notice upon such person, owner, officer, or agent that it is his intention to recommend to the Secretary of Labor that a prosecution be brought; and such person, owner, officer, or agent shall be allowed 60 days within which to submit to the department, through the Commissioner of Immigration or inspector in charge and the Commissioner General of Immigration, a statement of reasons why the proposed proceedings should not be brought or why they should be in personam rather than in rem.
Rule 29. REPORTING CONDITION OF VESSELS.
In pursuance of section 11, immigration officers who board vessels arriving at United States ports for the purpose of inspecting passengers or crew shall observe the conditions prevailing upon the vessel with respect to sanitation and the comfort of passengers and crew; and such officers in every instance shall submit a report (in triplicate) to the immigration official in charge at the port. Two copies of such report shall be forwarded to the bureau, in order that such further action as may be deemed necessary may be taken.
Rule 30. ACCOUNTING FOR MONEYS RECEIVED.
All moneys collected on account of head tax, for rentals of exclusive privileges at immigration stations, and as fines for violations of the immigration laws (whether imposed by the department or the courts) shall be deposited to the credit of the Treasurer of the United States on account of miscellaneous receipts, with an assistant treasurer of the United States, or with a national bank designated as a depositary, in the same manner as other miscellaneous collections are deposited. Separate accounts of the receipts and expenditures of money under the act shall be rendered monthly to the Secretary of the Treasury through the bureau on the appropriate forms.
Moneys collected on account of hospital expenses of detained aliens shall be deposited to the credit of the appropriation "Expenses of regulating immigration" for the fiscal year in which such expenses were incurred.
Rule 31. ATTORNEYS AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES.
SUBDIVISION 1. Admission to practice. No person who has been convicted of any crime or misdemeanor deemed by the bureau to involve moral turpitude, or who is disbarred from practice before any court of record in the United States, shall be permitted to appear, as an attorney on behalf of an alien. Any person desiring to appear on behalf of an alien may be required to submit proof to show that he is a person of good character and reputation, and if such proof fails to satisfy the immigration officer in charge he shall forward it to the bureau for determination as to whether or not such person shall be permitted to practice before the immigration authorities. Any unseemly or unprofessional conduct on the part of an attorney shall be similarly reported to the bureau.
SUBD. 2. Change of representative.-Pending an appeal or warrant proceedings no alien shall change his representative except upon such reasonable terms as the immigration officer in charge shall prescribe, nor shall such change be permitted to delay the conduct or disposition of the matter pending.
SUBD. 3. Fees of attorneys, etc.-Attorneys and persons appearing in behalf of aliens applying for admission shall not charge a sum exceeding $10 in each case unless the immigration officer in charge shall in writing allow an additional compensation. Should any alien be so poorly supplied with money that the payment by him of a fee of $10 would impair seriously his chance of admission or increase materially the likelihood of his becoming a public charge if admitted, no fee may be charged. A family or party of aliens traveling together shall be regarded as constituting a single case within the meaning hereof. If an attorney deems himself entitled to a larger fee or if it is necessary for him to incur expenses, he shall report the facts to the immigration officer in charge when applying for the privilege of charging an additional fee or claiming reimbursement for expenses. If permission be granted, he shall collect such additional fee and expenses only through the immigration officer in charge.
SUBD. 4. Disbarment of attorneys.-Anyone charging an alien a fee prior to his detention, or charging or receiving from an alien or his relatives or friends a fee, gift, or compensation for his services in excess of the above rate, except in the manner provided, or who shall deprive an alien of any part of his chattels or effects in lieu of or as security for said fee, if unable after a fair opportunity to answer the complaint, will be disbarred by the department (to which a full report of the matter shall be made) from practicing at any immigration station of the United States.
Rule 32. POSTING OF IMMIGRATION LAWS.
Upon application by any transportation company the bureau will furnish a summary of the act of February 5, 1917, in English, a posting of which, in appropriate foreign languages, will be regarded as an observance of the spirit of section 8 of the act of March 3, 1893. Certificates in relation to posting of the immigration laws and other matters, which, under said law, transportation companies must file, shall be filed with the bureau on January 1 and July 1 each year.
Rule 33. SERVICE UNIFORMS.
Officers and employees of the Immigration Service, whether stationed at ports of entry or elsewhere, shall wear, while on duty, the uniform prescribed by the bureau, unless otherwise specially directed in writing.1
Rule 34. OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE.
Correspondence and reports shall be sent through official_channels addressed to the Commissioner General of Immigration, Washington, D. C. Telegrams shall be addressed "Immigration Bureau, Washington, D. C."; and in telegraphing, the code provided by the bureau shall be used to the fullest extent possible.
Rule 35. ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICTS.
For convenience in enforcing both the immigration laws and the Chinese-exclusion laws, the territory within which immigration officials are located is divided into districts, under the jurisdiction of commissioners of immigration or inspectors in charge, numbered, defined, and with headquarters fixed, as follows:
1 For further particulars regarding uniforms, see old issues of this pamphlet. 165811°-206
Extent of district.
Eastern Canadian seaports and Canadian border east of the easterly line of Montana.
New England States, including port of Boston and subports of Portland, New Bedford, and Providence.
New York and New Jersey; immigration matters only. New York and New Jersey; Chinese matters only.
Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia; port of Philadelphia and substations of Pittsburgh, Chester, and Wilmington.
Maryland and District of Columbia; port of Balti
more and subports of Annapolis and Washington. Virginia and North Carolina; port of Norfolk and subports of Newport News and Wilmington. Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and South Carolina; port of Jacksonville and subports of Savannah, Brunswick, Tampa, Miami, Key West, Pensacola, Mobile, and Charleston.
Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Tennessee; port of New Orleans and subports of Gulfport and Pascagoula.
The port of Galveston and subports of Port Arthur and Corpus Christi, Tex. The territory bounded on the north and east by the Louisiana. Texas border and the Gulf of Mexico; on the west by the westerly boundaries of the following counties in Texas: Shelby, Nacogdoches, Angelina, Polk, San Jacinto, Montgomery, Harris, Walker, Trinity, Fort Bend, Wharton, Jackson, Victoria, Refugio, San Patricio, and Nueces; and on the south by the southerly boundary of Nueces County, Tex.
Ohio and Kentucky; substations at Toledo and Cincinnati.
Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Missouri, Iowa, eastern Nebraska, eastern Kansas, and eastern Oklahoma; substations at Kansas City and Omaha.
Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, western Nebraska, western Kansas, and western Oklahoma; substation at Salt Lake City. Montana and Idaho.
State of Washington, and Canadian border west of the easterly line of Montana; port of Seattle and subports of Vancouver, Victoria, Tacoma, Port Townsend, Hoquiam, Everett, and Bellingham; substations, Spokane, Walla Walla, Custer, and Nooksack.
Oregon; port of Portland and subport of Astoria. Northern California and Nevada; port of San Francisco; substations, Sacramento and Eureka. Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Alaska; port of Ketchikan, and substations of Skagway and Nome.
Porto Rico; port of San Juan and subports of Ponce and Mayaguez.
Territory of Hawaii, including all ports.
A. CAMINETTI, Commissioner General.
LAWS NOT REPEALED OR REENACTED BY THE IMMIGRATION ACT OF FEBRUARY 5, 1917.
ESTABLISHING THE IMMIGRANT FUND.
[Act of August 3, 1882 (22 Stat. L., 214).]
SECTION 1. That there shall be levied, collected, and paid a duty of fifty cents for each and every passenger not a citizen of the United States who shall come by steam or sail vessel from a foreign port to any port within the United States. The said duty shall be paid to the collector of customs of the port to which such passenger shall come, or if there be no collector at such port, then to the collector of customs nearest thereto, by the master, owner, agent, or consignee of every such vessel, within twenty-four hours after the entry thereof into such port. The money thus collected shall be paid into the United States Treasury and shall constitute a fund to be called the immigrant fund and shall be used, under the direction of the Secretary of Labor, to defray the expense of regulating immigration under this act and for the care of immigrants arriving in the United States, for the relief of such as are in distress, and for the general purposes and expenses of carrying this act into effect. The duty imposed by this section shall be a lien upon the vessels which shall bring such passengers into the United States, and shall be a debt in favor of the United States against the owner or owners of such vessels, and the payment of such duty may be enforced by any legal or equitable remedy: Provided, That no greater sum shaÏl be expended for the purposes hereinbefore mentioned, at any port, than shall have been collected at such port.1
SEC. 2. That all contracts or agreements, express or implied, parol or special, which may hereafter be made by and between any person, company, partnership, or corporation, and any foreigner or foreigners, alien or aliens, to perform labor or service or having reference to the performance of labor or service by any person in the United States, its Territories, or the District of Columbia, previous to the migration or importation of the person or persons whose labor
1 See sec. 2, act Feb. 5, 1917.