HC Deb 25 February 1914 vol 58 c1784W

asked the Home Secretary whether any and, if so, what steps are being taken to deport Miss Zelie Emerson; whether she is an American citizen; and whether there has been any case hitherto of an American citizen being deported from this country as undesirable?


No steps are being taken at present for Miss Emerson's expulsion, but, if she should again commit an offence which would bring her within the provisions of the Aliens Act, the question of applying to the Court for a recommendation for her expulsion will be considered. She is an American citizen. During the eight years since the Aliens Act came into force, 143 persons of American nationality convicted of crime have been ordered to be expelled.