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Rep. Dickstein Broadcasts to Nation Appealing for Congressional Hearings on “enemy Aliens”

Congressman Samuel Dickstein of New York, in a nation-wide radio broadcast tonight, appealed to the people of the United States to exert pressure on their Congressmen to secure adoption of a House resolution allowing the Committee on Immigration and Naturalization, of which Rep. Dickstein is chairman, to hold hearings for the purpose of segregating loyal aliens from subversive aliens and of exposing the latter.

Charging that his resolution was defeated through the efforts of a “handful of people who were afraid that some alien might derive some benefit from this legislation,” the Congressman asked the American people to “communicate with your Congressman and let him know how you feel about it.” He pointed out that the failure to separate loyal from disloyal aliens was depriving the national war effort of persons with valuable skills.