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While endorsing the bill which has been introduced in Congress by Representative Aswell for the registration of all non-naturalized aliens, the N. Y. “Herald-Tribune”, in an editorial on. Sunday, points out that the collection of some $40,000,000 to $70,000,000 from the aliens, in the form of fees of $10 for first registration and $5 for each annual renewal, would constitute a great injustice to the aliens, as the appropriation for administration of this law is only $500,000. The intention of the Department of Labor to use the surplus revenue to force Americanization on the aliens is clear, says the “Herald-Tribune” which concludes its editorial with these words:

“This is going too far. As an administrative measure for enforcing the exclusion policy registration is an urgent necessity. As a device for compelling naturalization and the spreading of a superficial Americanism it seems scarely American; and the probable effect of high fees and closer regulation than necessary would be to encourage evasion and defeat the main purpose of the proposal. All we want is some way to distinguish legal entrants from the bootlegged.”


The “Mundo Israelita” of Buenos Aires prints an article, in its issue of Nov. 28, from the pen of one of its contributors, Moses Shenderi, who discusses the question of the thousands of east-bound chalutzim who are unable to get into Palestine, owing to lack of means and the immigration restrictions of the Palestine government. He says:

“The Jewish people are committing a crime at this moment by allowing the thousands of chalutzim, thousands of potential builders of the Jewish land, to remain outside of Palestine. We must realize that if we do not grasp the opportunity of today we may regret it in the future.”

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