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Yamei Kin's Letter to President Theodore Roosevelt

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Yamei Kin is a friend and regular correspondant of President Theodore Roosevelt. In this letter dated in 1906, Dr. Kin thanks Theodore Roosevelt for the generous deeds he has done on her behalf. She remarks upon a matter concerning passports, and wonders about the nature of immigration restrictions that do not allow people like her who have graduated from American colleges and are sympathetic with American institutions to immigrate because they are Asian, while they allow other nationalities who may be less aligned with American values to enter.