Washington (Dec. 19)
Secretary of State Stimson appeared yesterday before the Senate Commerce Committee to urge the passage of a bill reducing the number of aliens admitted under the present quota law by 90 per cent. Secretary of Labor Doak, who also appeared before the Commerce Committee, agreed with Secretary Stimson.
Secretary Stimson declared himself opposed to the bills introduced by Senator Reed and Representative Johnson to stop all immigration for two years as an economic move and to admit only near relatives of American citizens or of aliens legally resident here. The Reed and Johnson bills, said the Secretary of State, would alter the present immigration policy which is based on national origins, because the proportion of immigration from Northern and Western Europe over Southern and Eastern Europe would be materially changed.