Chicago, Ill., March 6, 1911.
My dear Mr. Speranza:
Last evening Miss Addams and I discussed your recent letter in regard to the report on Crime and Immigration for the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology, and she has asked me to write you in regard to it. She thinks the offer of the North American Civic League to make the investigation outlined by Miss Kellor should of course, be accepted by the Committee. We both feel however that it is extremely important that the Committee's report on these points should not be confined to New York since local conditions vary so greatly. I think the Immigrants' Protective League could undertake to make a somewhat similar study of the Chicago situation and Miss Addams wishes very much that reports from Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and other states having a large foreign population be secured. We also feel that it would be most helpful if you could secure for your Committee advance copies of the United States Immigration Commission's report on "Immigrant Delinquents and Defectives." Any duplication of work would then be avoided. It would be possible for us to secure information which would supplement this report and the Committee could prepare a stronger argument on points regarding which it may find it differs from the Commission.