Quotas


Marijuana, perhaps now the most insiduous of our narcotics, is a direct by-product of unrestricted Mexican immigration. Easily grown, it has been asserted that it has recently been planted between rows in a California penitentiary garden. Mexican peddlers have been caught distributing sample marihuana cigarettes to school children. Mexico maintains a quota against us. Bills for our quota against Mexico have been blocked mysteriously in every Congress since the 1924 Quota Act. Our nation has more than enough laborers. We are supporting millions on the dole. Why should we not enact against Mexico the same quota we have against Great Britain, Germany, Scandinavia, Italy? -- C.M. Goethe, Sacramento, Calif.


Letter to the editor, New York Times 15 September 1935




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