WASHINGTON (Apr. 24)
Opponents of the Wagner-Rogers Bill to admit 20,000 refugee children into the United States aired their objections today before the joint Congressional subcommittee holding hearings on the measure. Principal objections offered were (1) that America’s first duty was to the American underprivileged, (2) if German refugees should be taken in, then why not refugees from other countries? (3) admission of refugee children would open the way to letting in their parents.
Among those testifying were James M. Wilmath, Philadelphia, secretary of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics; Charles K. Hal, of the same order; John B. Trevor, of the “American Coalition of Patriotic Societies”; M.W. Postman, of the Adams Hats Employees’ Association; Herman Miller, of the Patriotic Order of Sons of America, Easton, Pa.; James H. Patten, of the Patriotic American Civic Alliance, and William B. Griffith, of the Migration Restriction League.