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Eleventh Hour Action on Exemption by House Committee is Expected

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

What is expected to be its final action this session upon the question of extending exemption relief to the wives and children of alien declarants, will be taken by the House Immigration Committee at its meeting today.

The committee will hear a report from representatives of the State and Labor Departments regarding Congressman Jacobstein’s bill prepared jointly with Congressman Dickstein, which would admit, according to Jacobstein’s estimate, about seventy-five thousand wives and children. Under this bill, non-quota visas would be granted only to wives and children of declarants who took out their first papers between July 1, 1921 and July 1, 1924, and applications would have to be made for such visas by the declarants within one year after passage of resolution. Congressman Jacobstein stated his bill has been received with greater favor by the Committee than previous bills.

At present it appears that both the House and Senate will adjourn by Saturday and if so the likelihood for adoption of the resolution, even if favorably acted upon by the committee, seems very unlikely in view of the short time remaining.

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