Pan-american Conference in Mexico Will Not Discuss Jewish Immigration Problem
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Pan-american Conference in Mexico Will Not Discuss Jewish Immigration Problem

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The problem of post-war Jewish immigration, as such, will not be discussed at the Pan-American Demography Conference being held here, a correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency was told today by members of the American delegation to the meeting, consisting of Prof. Lowell J. Reed, Dean of the Public Health and Hygiene Department at Johns Hopkins University, chairman; Earl G. Harrison, United States Commissioner of Immigration, and Messrs. Gibson and Maney of the United States embassy in Mexico.

All the United States delegates to the conference, to which representatives of all American countries at war with Germany were invited, agree that if the immigration regulations laid down by the Latin-American countries are inspired by their respective national interests on the basis of economic conditions, absorptive capacity and the like, and not inspired by racial or religious bias, the U.S. delegation will be satisfied.

They pointed out that their viewpoint coincided with that held by American Jewish leaders, referring specifically to a conference Mr. Harrison had with Max Gottschalk and Ilya Dijour of the Hias-Ica Emigration Association, shortly before he left for Mexico. Mr. Harrison stated that the information and material presented by Messrs. Gottschalk and Dijour, covering various phases of the immigration problem as it affects South America, had been most useful to him.

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