“national Origins” Immigration Plan Will Be Effected, Labor Department Says

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Despite recent ###ors of an intention to abandon the ###tional origins plan, Acting Secretary of Labor White made a statement in### that the department is already running for the operation of the Immigration Law under the new plan through an inter-departmental committee in which Assistant Secretary of Husband will be the department’s representative.“There have been many protests voiced against the national origins plan,” Acting Secretary White stated, “but that is the business of Congress, not of the administrative functions of the Department of Labor. Unless Congress should repeal the origins plan, it automatically begins next July, and will replace the present quota system.”

In reviewing the immigration by races since 1914, Secretary White declared in his statement that the number of Jewish immigrants dropped from 138,051 in 1914 to 10,267 in 1926. This is declared to be the first official comparative figure regarding specific Jewish immigration.

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