New York (Mar. 1)
Fifty years of Jewish mass immigration to America was commemorated to-day at the 22nd annual meeting of the Hias (Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society of America) held at the Astor Hotel.
Congressman La Guardia, of New York, in addressing the meeting, protested strongly against the attempt of the House of Representatives yesterday to adopt without any discussion the immigration restriction bill which aims at cutting immigration to the United States by 90 per cent. It is expected that the bill will be passed in the house at to-morrow’s session, but Congressman La Guardia said that he hoped that the Senate would still step in and prevent the bill becoming law.
The agreement which the Hias has with the Emigdirekt (United Jewish Emigration Society) for the continuation of its activities abroad, was approved by the meeting, which was attended by 1,500 people.