Joint Resolution to Admit Relatives As Non-quota Immigrants Introduced
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Joint Resolution to Admit Relatives As Non-quota Immigrants Introduced

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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

A joint resolution introduced into the House Immigration Committee yesterday provides that declarants can make application in the same manner as heretofore made by citizens under the Immigration Act of 1924 for the admission of relatives. American consuls would be authorized to grant a non-quota immigration visa to the wife, husband or unmarried child under eighteen of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States who had declared his intention of becoming a citizen subsequent to July 1, 1921 and prior to July, 1924 and who is eligible for citizenship. Applications for the visas would have to be made within one year after the passage of this resolution.

The Secretary of State, with the approval of the Secretary of Labor, would issue any rules and regulations deemed necessary to carry into effect the purpose of this resolution under the general provisions of the Immigration Act of 1924.

The resolution does not mention the number to be admitted under this resolution but the number would be approximately forty or fifty thousand, it was stated. The committee received the resolution favorably and promised serious consideration and some action within a few days.

Congressman White, Republican, of Kansas, presented the resolution and joined Congressman Dickstein in the fight for its favorable consideration. Congressman Jacobstein, after an interview with Mr. Wallis, who represents William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor, stated that the Federation of Labor is in favor of the resolution.

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