American Silver Workers Deported from the Dominion of Canada
Toronto, Can., Feb. 4.—On the 30th ult. three employes of the Toronto Silver Plate Co. were deported to the United States, from which country they had been brought by the company in contravention of the provisions of the Alien Labor law. The company claim to have acted in good faith and to have been unaware that they were breaking the law in engaging American citizens.
Recent investigations in Toronto by Officer Williams, a Dominion official appointed to execute the law, have developed a rather anomalous condition of things. As in another case, he was powerless to order deportation because the workmen, though engaged in New York, were not American citizens.
Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 6th February 1901