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Title The Aliens Act made Useless: Our Ports Reopened to Criminal, Pauper and Diseased Aliens
Date 1906
Document Type Leaflet
Publisher Information The Conservative Publication Department, London [National Union and Conservative Central Office]
Reference EPH B568
Library / Archive National Library of Ireland
Collection Name Ephemera Collection
Description Handbill published by the British Conservative Party in 1906 after Home Secretary Herbert J. Gladstone M.P. issued [on March 9, 1906] an "Instruction to Immigration Officers, under the Act of 1905" which instructed immigration officers to allow foreign aliens into Great Britain on the grounds that they were fleeing from religious or political persecution in their respective countries.
Theme(s) Displaced Persons and Refugees; Responses to Immigration; Politics, Legislation and Governance
Nationality English; European
People Causton, Sir Joseph; Gladstone, Herbert J
Keywords xenophobia, racism, government, alien, immigrant, legislation, anti-immigration, religion, disease, persecution, social class, refugee, politics, port, pauper
Language English
Copyright Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland