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THE EAGLE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER .4, US95.
7 BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION. A Question an to the Legality of Its Or ganization Knitted. Some inquiry has been made into tlie doings of the Bureau of Immigration recently and the following letter was sent, to V. A. Manzanares last week con cerning the organization of the present board. Oilier developments are likely to follow: Santa Fe, N. M.,) Aug, 29th 1895. f Hon. F. A. Manzanares, Las Vegas, N. M. Dear Sir :-As members of the Bureau of Immigration of New Mexico, we have made some inquiry into the management of the bureau : we find that by law, the Bureau of Immigration should consist of 21 members; it is evident that there must be a majority of the members to constitute a quorum to transact business. The law requires the board to meet each year, on the 2nd Monday of Janu ary, at the city of Santa Fe, and at such other times and places as it may by by laws, or resolution prescribe. An examination of the minutes of the proceedings of the hoard show, that there was no meeting of the board held at Santa Fe last January ; that the board has not adopted any by-laws, nor lias it by resolution prescribed any other place than Santa Fe for its place of meeting. . The minutes of the proceedings of the board show, that a purported meeting was held nt Albuquerque, May 21st, 1895, at which only nine persons were present, two of whom had failed to take the oath of ollice and quality as pre- pcribed by the laws of New Mexico. There was no quorum present author ized to transact business, the meeting was held at a time and place not author ized by law, yet nine persons assumed to act as such board,, and proceeded to organize, and elect ollicera for two years, including a secretary.. Section 1299 of the Com. Laws of New Mexico. urovides,. that the members of the board shall serve without compe-.M Htm; jet the purported secretary of said board is a member of the same, and in violation of the law above cited, hash, en reeeivinir a salarv of $75.00 her moiüh upon his oirn eerlijkn'e, when the law renuires that the warrants drawn up in tlie moneys appropriated fur this pur nose, shall onlv issue U'nii the certili cate of the president of said board. That the seeielary being a member of Fc.id board, can not draw any salary, or r.v.eive any compensation, except for tu-'ual estene incurred in the perfor l meo of olticial duties, is not appar ent lrom the letter of the law, but it is iiuthoratiyely statedit in opinion 36 of the Solicitor General of the Territory of New Mexico, rendered June 1st,- 1S95. This opinion was given in reply to the in quiry made by the Superintendent of Education, as to tlie authority of School Boards to appoint a clerk from among their own members, when by law, they were required to serve without compen sation. The Solicitor General held that they could not appoint one of their own members and give him a salary. By holding a meeting at a time and place not authorized by law, and less than a quorum of its member present, and selecting one of its members as a salaried officer, contrary to the positive law, it is evident that the present organ ization of the Bureau of Immigration is unauthorized by law. We, therefore, respectfully suggest, that no more moneys bo paid out for salary of Secretary of the Bureau of Im migration, or for any other purpose until there has been a regular meeting of said bureau, and these matters investigated. 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