Do we have a clear and definitive answer to the question of whether aNot a whim, to the best of my knowledge. In "Crossing & Cruising" the policy
changes is described in detail. I believe it was a matter of law, i.e.
Congressional Law, that was enacted in 1890, and enhanced again and again in
1902 (?) and 1905, 1918, due to influx of immegrants >from Europe. I believe
the law was abandonded somewhere around 1918.
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