Sui v. McCoy
239 U.S. 139 (1915)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Sui v. McCoy, 239 U.S. 139 (1915)

Sui v. McCoy

No. 54

Submitted November 1, 1915

Decided November 29, 1915

239 U.S. 139

Syllabus

The Immigration and Chinese Exclusion Laws of the United States have been carried by act of Congress to the Philippine Islands and authorized to be there put into effect under appropriate legislation by the insular government, which has so done and in express terms conferred general supervisory authority upon the Insular Collector of Customs.

There is no conflict between the provisions of the act of Congress carrying the Immigration and Chinese Exclusion Acts to the Philippines and the action of the Collector in referring questions relating to the right of a Chinese person to land and to a board in which the power was lodged to act under his supervision in matters concerning immigration.

In this case, held that an order for deportation of a person of Chinese descent from the Philippine Islands under the Chinese Exclusion Act was not improperly entered either because of abuse of power by the Insular Collector in referring the matter to the board of inquiry

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established under the Immigration Act nor does the record show that such person was denied due process of law by the disregard of testimony produced on his behalf.

21 Phil.Isld. 361 affirmed.

The facts, which involve the validity of an order of deportation of a Chinese person from Manila and the judgment of the Supreme Court of the Philippine Islands sustaining the same, are stated in the opinion.

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