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Reasonable Amendment to Present Immigration Law Will Have Support of President

Reasonable amendments to the present immigration law, which will correct the evils that impose unnecessary hardships upon separated families, will have the support of President Coolidge, it was declared here today following the President’s conference with Secretary of Labor Davis yesterday.

It was understood that the purpose of the conference was to formulate a definite policy with regard to the proposal for the exemption from the quota of near relatives. A definite decision, it is understood, will be reached at further conferences, in which Congressman Albert Johnson, chairman of the House Immigration Committee, will be asked to join.

It was declared that the President told Secretary of Labor Davis that he felt the existing immigration law ought not to be weakened. The President felt, however, that there are features in the present law which impose unnecessary hardship upon separated families.

During a conference with Congressman Perlman and Senator Wadsworth several days ago, the President promised to give consideration to the pending bills.