Committee on Immigration Possibilities Named at Geneva Parley

Over the strenuous objections of the Polish delegate, Titus Komarnicki, an International Labor Office conference adopted yesterday a report by its immigration committee recommending creation of a commission of experts to investigate immigration possibilities and report its findings at the 1938 session for action.

Discussing the report, Mr. Komarnicki objected to deferring action on immigration until next year. Citing an increase of 7,000,000 in the Polish population since the World War, he said: “If the conference cannot take place before 1938, let it not take place at all.”

Representatives of Brazil and the Argentine emphasized during the discussion that their countries remained open to immigration of agricultural workers, but were not yet ready to admit others. They added, however, that the recent Pan-American Conference at Buenos Aires had resolved to ask all American governments to institute investigations into the possibility of permitting large scale immigration.

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