SAYS TIME HAS COME TO HALT IMMIGRATION; [PDF] Commission, in Forty Volume Report, Declares It No Longer Is Necessary. TENDS TO LOWER WAGES Aliens Come to Better Their Condition, Not to Escape Tyranny, and Sentiment Should Be Waived, Is Asserted.Below is a screen snap of part of the page. The link at the top has the whole thing.
December 6, 1910, Tuesday Page 6, 535 words WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. — Sentimental considerations in restricting immigration should be waived in view of the economic problems arising from adverse effects on wages and living conditions which the large number of aliens have had in recent years by their entry into basic industries, according to the final report of the Immigration Commission transmitted to-day to Congress.
An article from 1892, titled Talk of Total Exclusion, noted that the Senate Immigration Committee would likely recommend a one-year moratorium. Too bad that didn't happen (timeline). We can imagine why.