Washington (Mar. 21)
Further sharp restriction of immigration without redistribution of the quotas is favored by Congressman Johnson, chairman of the House Immigration Committee. In a statement he issued yesterday, the chairman said he is “quite agreeable to a further sharp reduction of immigration permissible within the quotas” and predicted a widespread demand for additional limitations of immigration within and without the quotas in the near future. He said for that reason any changes made should be along the line of reduction and not redistribution of the quotas.
Waiting lines of relatives desiring to join their families in America and who cannot expect to come to the United States in the near future are found in Poland as well as Greece, Italy, Syria and Turkey, he said, reviewing the progress made in revisions of the immigration and naturalization laws.
In all other countries, he declared, the perfection of the non-quota immigration law to permit the reunion in the United States of foreign-born families has proved entirely effective. The quotas of those countries are in such a situation that wives and minor children of lawfully admitted aliens may come to this country within a reasonable time, he said, and fathers and mothers of American citizens may come in with even greater expedition.
The Chairman, who sponsored the drastic deportation bills, expressed disappointment with the disposition of deportation legislation by Congress. He said he hoped the new Congress will pass the Box bill restricting the entry of visitors to this country for business.