Illegal and unnaturalized
immigrants may not be able to vote--though liberal activists are working diligently to circumvent that nativist impediment--but do alter the balance of political power in other ways.
Robert Paul Prager, a one-eyed, unnaturalized
33-year-old from Dresden, became the target of a union mob in south central Illinois.
Specifically, she examines a 1931 Michigan law that required the registration of all unnaturalized
foreigners (or aliens).
The author covers this legislation in great detail, revealing the fervent hostility to illegal immigrants and unnaturalized
Americans during this era.
jurisdiction by granting state citizenship to an unnaturalized
On one hand, these incongruities unnaturalized
Pike's actions by contrasting them with hyperbolic or fantastic circumstances.
(327) The decisions in Maine were in response to an interrogatory from the Maine State Senate asking whether "'free colored persons, of African descent, having a residence established in some town in this state ...' are men, women, children, paupers, persons under guardianship, or unnaturalized
foreigners" and, thus, whether they have the right to vote.
(129) This limitation made poor laws a useful tool against unwanted immigrants: "Unnaturalized
immigrants remained permanently subject to deportation under the provisions of the poor laws empowering local officials to seek an order causing paupers without settlement to be sent back where they 'belonged' at public expense." (130) Not all state efforts were restrictive or discriminatory, however.
In contrast, Black's Law Dictionary defines "alien" as a "foreigner, one born abroad; a person who owes allegiance to a foreign government; in this country, a person born outside of the United States and unnaturalized
under our Constitution and our laws." BLACK'S LAW DICTIONARY 84 (9th ed.
The government gave unnaturalized
Russian Jews the choice of joining the army or being repatriated to Russia.
(22) On 18 June the city commissioner reminded municipal departments that, in hiring new employees, "only those who are British subjects should be considered"--an order that anticipated the Legion's demand on 8 July to be informed whether any unnaturalized
enemy aliens were on the city payroll.
as an outspoken, unnaturalized
black West Indian incomer" made it difficult ("F.