Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States
143 U.S. 457 (1892)

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Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, 143 U.S. 457 (1892)

Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States

No. 143

Argued and submitted January 7, 1892

Decided February 29, 1892

143 U.S. 457

ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

Syllabus

The Act of February 26, 1880, "to prohibit the importation and migration of foreigners and aliens under contract or agreement to perform labor in the United States, its Territories, and the District of Columbia," 23 Stat. 332, c. 164, does not apply to a contract between an alien, residing out of the United States, and a religious society incorporated under the laws of a state, whereby he engages to remove to the United States and to enter into the service of the society as its rector or minister.

THE case is stated in the opinion.

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