Senator Reed Changes View on Immigration Relief Measure

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Senator Reed of Pennsylvania, one of the authors of the Quota Immigration Law and known as one of the strongest restrictionists, has now developed a more favorable attitude towards the exemption of wives, children, mothers and fathers of declarants, particularly of the first two, it was learned here. It was stated that his view has become more favorable as a result of serious cases of hardship which have come to his attention recently.

Within the next few weeks Senator Reed expects to leave on a trip to Europe, where among other things, he will study immigration conditions, especially in connection with the problem of uniting families.

“I realize the policy of restriction has worked great hardships in individual cases. Many of these can be relieved without requiring a departure from the general national policy. Wherever it can, it ought to be done,” Senator Reed declared. “One of the reasons why the Wadsworth-Perlman Bill met such opposition in the last Congress was the widely different estimates of the number of immigrants involved,” he said. “These estimates ranged from thirty-five thousand to more than six hundred thousand. Without more definite information Congress cannot act,” Senator Reed stated.

Senator Reed’s indication of a more favorable attitude is considered of great importance as he is one of the influential members of the Senate Immigration Committee.

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