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Bill to Admit 22,350 Relatives of Declarants Introduced by Sabath

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Congressman Sabath of Chicago introduced a bill for the exemption of relatives which would admit 22,350 additional instead of 35,000, as proposed by the bills introduced by Senator Wadsworth and Congressman Perlman. The bill would admit as nonquota immigrants, the wives or husbands and unmarried children under twenty-one, the fathers and mothers over fifty-five of American citizens, and wives and children under eighteen of those who have resided in the United States more than three years and who already have filed their declaration of intention to become American citizens over one year.

However, the bill restricts the number that would be permitted to come as non-quota immigrants to 100 when the quota of such nationality or country is more than 100 and below 300, and 250 when the quota is more than 300 and below 600; 500 when the quota is more than 600 and below 1,000; 1,000 when the quota is more than 1,000 and below 2,000; and 1,500 when the quota is more than 2,000.

In a statement explaining his bill Congressman Sabath points out that the total of the European immigrants for the fiscal year 1925 was 148,366. Of this number 75,064 departed, leaving a net increase of European immigrants of 72,896, including the additional number of those admissible under his bill. The net increase of the European immigrants would be under 100,000 which is smaller than the immigration from Canada or Mexico. Congressman Sabath’s bill would also permit the importation of skilled labor at the discretion of the Secretary of Labor, where same cannot be obtained here, restricting the number to ten immigrants for any one enterprise.

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