New Bill Would Cut in Half European Immigration

A proposal to cut the immigration from European and other countries by half in order to relieve unemployment in this country was made yesterday by Chairman Johnson of the House Immigration Committee. Though admitting that there was little likelihood that his measure would be passed at this session of Congress, Mr. Johnson thought it would be passed next winter and be made into a permanent law if proven effective.

Mr. Johnson in his bill proposes that no farmers be admitted from Europe and that their places in the quotas be taken by relatives of American citizens. He also proposes that no visas be granted unless the consular official abroad is convinced that the applicant’s admission would not be detrimental to employment conditions in this country.

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