NEW YORK (Oct. 5)
Continuance of “the traditional American policy of offering haven to newcomers from foreign lands” was urged today at the opening session of the four-day annual encampment of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States at the Hotel Commodore, which is being attended by delegates from 46 states.
The resolution reviewed the contribution that immigrants have made to the development of America and the role being played by immigrants in the armed forces, as well as the more recent contributions of refugees who have come here in the past decade.
Passage of the resolution was seen as a reply to the American Legion, which urged, at its Chicago convention last month, that all immigration be stopped and that refugees be returned to their lands of origin after the war. The opening session of the encampment was addressed by Borough President Edgar J. Nathan of Manhattan.
Highlights of the four-day meeting will be panel discussions on “Native Fascism and Subversive Activities in the U.S.” and “Veterans Rehabilitation.” Speakers at the session on subversive activities, to be held Saturday afternoon, will be John Roy Carlson, author of “Under Cover” and Dr. L. M. Birkhead, director of the Friends of Democracy.