U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Laws, 163 U.S. 258 (1896)
United States v. Laws
Submitted April 28, 1896
Decided May 18, 1896
163 U.S. 258
A contract made with an alien in a foreign country to come to this country as a chemist on a sugar plantation in Louisiana, in pursuance of which contract such alien does come to this country and is employed on a sugar plantation in Louisiana, and his expenses paid by the defendant, is not such a contract to perform labor or service as is prohibited in the Act of Congress passed February 26, 1885.
The case is stated in the opinion.