Congressman Attacks Jews During Debate in House on Chinese Immigration
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Congressman Attacks Jews During Debate in House on Chinese Immigration

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An attack against Jews was made on the floor of Congress yesterday when the House voted to wipe off the legislative books the act which excludes Chinese from immigrating into the United States, and to permit 105 Chinese to enter the country yearly.

In opening the debate on the measures, Rep. William P. Elmer, a Missouri Democrat, stated that the repeal of the act would mean “a blitzkrieg of sympathetic eloquence over the plight of the Jews.” He added that “nearly every nation of Europe has chased out the Jews” and concluded that “there must have been compelling reasons for their actions.”

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