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Bill to Naturalize Aliens Who Entered Illegally Up at the Next Congress

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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

No action for the legalization and naturalization of aliens is contemplated at this session of Congress, according to a statement issued by Congressman Johnson, chairman of the House Immigration Committee. Congressman Johnson announced, however, that he has drafted a bill to be taken up at the next session, wherein the legalization and naturalization will be extended to those aliens who entered illegally prior to July 1, 1924.

“No relief is contemplated for those who entered subsequently,” Chairman Johnson said, “since they entered with full knowledge.” One million, three hundred thousand persons in America have no proof of legal entry. Of these, probably one million have been here three to five years and the statute of limitations prevents their being deported, he stated.

Congressman Johnson further declared his intention of supporting a change in the law whereby thirteen years will be required for the naturalization of aliens, and, instead of furnishing two witnesses acquainted with the applicant for five years. Congressman Johnson proposes an annual examination and would require the alien to “speak and read the English language understandingly unless physically unable to do so.”

Miss Dorothy C. Kahn was reelected president of the Social Service Club of Maryland at the annual meeting of the organization in Baltimore.

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