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Questions for Immigrants Are Attacked in Congress

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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Types of questions propounded to prospective immigrants by United States authorities at foreign and home ports were criticized and defended in a recent discussion in the House between Representative Emanuel Celler of Brooklyn. N. Y., an Representative Albert Johnson of Hoquiam, Wash.

Interrupting the reading of the appropriation bill for the Department of State, Justice, Commerce and Labor, Mr. Celler stated his opposition to the “silly questions” asked prospective immigrants in an effort to ascertain the applicant’s mental fitness.

Furthering Mr. Celler’s remarks, Representative Walter Newton of Minneapolis, Minn., said that in one case of which he had been advised an immigrant had been asked “How many feathers has a goose?”

Mr. Celler read letter from Surgeon General Hugh S. Cumming, explaining that such questions were designed to reveal insanity, and were prepared by experts for that purpose.

Representative Fiorello LaGuardia of New York City, said, drawing on his own experience of 20 years ago, that immigration officials often ask immigrants from mountainous districts questions about the sea, and then certify them “feeble-minded”; or ask seaport aliens questions on inland animals and certify them “feeble-minded.” He stated that a great deal of fairness was necessary in applying questions to immigrants.

Declaring that Representative Johnson has never raised a finger to unite separated immigrant families.” Mr. Celler said that if a bill were introduced relaxing the immigration laws, so they would not work such hardships, “such a bill would pass unanimously if the gentleman from Washington would permit it to reach the ##.”Our immigration law, according to Mr. Celler, place too vast a power in the hands of consular agents, for the Federal ## have determined that there is no appeal from decisions of such agents.

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This year’s meeting will be the 25th annual session of national representatives of the hospital.

The progress of the hospital during the past year will be reported at the meeting by William S. Friedman, founder of the hospital and chairman of the Denver Board of Managers, and by Mrs. S. Pisko, honorary executive secretary of the hospital A report on the medical research and social service activities of the hospital will be given by Dr. I. D. Brontin medical director, Dr. H. J. Corper, director of research, and Samuel Schaefer, national supervisor.

A dinner was given by a group of members of the National Executive Committee of the Zionist Organization of America in honor of the four newly elected members of the Administrative Committee. Abraham Goldberg, Dr. A. J. Rangy, Irving Rosenzweig and Marris Win?berg. The dinner was held Saturday evening at the Patrician.

The Arrangement Committee were David ## Isaac Carmel. J. I. Rudavsky, Dr. S. M. Melamed and Rabbi B. Leo Hurwita.

Bernard M. Baruch and his guests, Prince Leuis II of Monaco and the Prince’s son-in-law and daughter, the Comte and Comtesse do Marshats, left for Mr. Barach’s sbcoting pressure at H?beaw. S. C., near Georgetown. They will spend a week there hunting.

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