Immigration Amendments to Be Deferred

The majority of the immigration Committee of the House of Representatives have arrived at an informal understanding among themselves that no action be taken during the few weeks remaining of the present session of Congress on the proposals by industrial and agricultural interests looking to the amendment of the present immigration law, it is learned from authoritative sources. Action on these amendments will probably be taken during the next session.

Meanwhile, there is pending before the Senate a bill just introduced by Senator Colt of Rhode Island, giving the Secretary of Labor power to admit aliens, whenever he becomes persuaded of a labor shortage in the “typical” industries.

The Immigration Committee of the Senate will meet January 24 to consider the bill introduced by Senator Reed of Pensylvania, amending the immigration law so as to increase the number of admissables from North European countries and races, decreasing the number of admissables from eastern and southern European countries.

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