MONTEVIDEO (Sep. 16)
The Uruguayan Cabinet has appointed a special committee to study new restrictions on immigration from Europe. At the same time the Uruguayan Chamber of Commerce had submitted a memorandum demanding introduction of a highly selective quota according to race and land of origin. The government has denied any anti-Semitic intent in its recent rejection of the request of 500 Austrian Jewish families to colonize in Uruguay, explaining that no free land is available. The request was made by the Committee for Jewish Emigration of Vienna, signed by one Siegfried David. Responsible Jewish quarters here said that such individual immigration proposals made it difficult both for the Austrian Jews and for the Jewish community here and served to strengthen the anti-immigration campaign in the reactionary press.