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American Jewish Congress Urges President to Act for Relief of Relatives

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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

A telegram to President Coolidge from the American Jewish Congress, appealing for his induence with Congress to secure favorable action upon some definite measure of relief for the admission of relatives of declarants was received at the White House.

Beyond acknowledging the telegram, the President has not yet made any move, although he recently promised Senators Wadsworth and Butler and Congressman Perlman that he would soon make known his views regarding the Wadsworth-Perlman bills.

The telegram sent by the American Jewish Congress read: “The noble words which you uttered in your message to Congress that we should not be forgetful of the oblications of common humanity have given as courage to urge again and again upon the Congress of the United States to enact into law the proposal for admitting as non-quota immigrants the wives and minor children of citizens and such as have declared their intention of becoming citizens. We consider this proposal as a simple act of justice toward those whom the law has deprived, to use your words, of the comfort and society of those bound to them by close family ties. While Congress has not yet seen fit to render the relief sought for, it is our hope and prayer that it may do so before the present session adjourns. May we, as a body of American citizens, ask that you reassert those principles enunciated in your message to the end that Congress may be persuaded to act in the interests of common humanity.”

The telegram was signed by the Administrative Committee of the American Jewish Congress.

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