Whence They Came: Deportation from Canada, 1900-1935

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University of Ottawa Press, 1988 - Social Science - 246 pages
Until recently, immigration policy was largely in the hands of a small group of bureaucrats, who strove desperately to fend off "offensive" peoples. Barbara Roberts explores these government officials, showing how they not only kept the doors closed but also managed to find a way to get rid of some of those who managed to break through their carefully guarded barriers. Robert's important book explores a dark history with an honest and objective style.

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Page 13 - (e) prostitutes and women and girls coming to Canada for any immoral purpose and pimps or persons living on the avails of prostitution; (f) persons who procure or attempt to bring into Canada prostitutes or women or girls for the purpose of prostitution or other immoral purpose; The
Page 14 - of the United States, or of all government, or of all forms of law, or the assassination of public officials. This was; the first
Page 13 - the purposes of this Act shall be considered and classed as an undesirable immigrant, and it shall be the duty of any officer becoming cognizant thereof, and the duty of the clerk, secretary or other official of any municipality in Canada wherein such
Page 12 - railway or transportation companies or other persons bringing immigrants from any country into Canada shall, on the demand of the Superintendent of Immigration, deport to the country whence he was brought, any immigrant prohibited by this Act or any order in council or regulation made thereunder, from being landed in Canada who was brought
Page 14 - were: anarchists, or persons who believe in or advocate the overthrow by force or violence of
Page 12 - any person landed in Canada who, within two years thereafter, has become a charge upon the public funds, whether municipal, provincial, or federal, or an inmate of or a charge upon any charitable institution, may be deported and returned to the port or place whence such immigrant came or sailed for Canada.
Page 13 - person may be, to forthwith send a written complaint thereof to the Minister or Superintendent of Immigration, giving full particulars.
Page 12 - Whenever in Canada an immigrant has within two years of his landing in Canada committed a crime involving moral turpitude, or become an inmate of a jail or hospital or other
Page 199 - Proceedings under the Immigration Act for the deportation of an undesirable alien are in no sense criminal and a person arrested and detained for such purpose is not committed for any crime
Page 207 - Mountain, I feel that rapid deportation is the best course now that the arrests are made, and later we can consider ratification.

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