New York (Dec. 26)
The National Refugee Service today announced that preparations are being made “to extend a warm welcome” to displaced persons who will be permitted to enter the United States under President Truman’s directives of last week to admit 3,900 a month under the existing immigration quota.
Prof. Joseph P. Chamberlain, chairman of the board of the N.R.S., today revealed that local refugee aid committees in many communities have expressed readiness to accept definite numbers of the 900 refugees who will be released from the Oswego Emergency Shelter under President Truman’s order. Some communities actually have funds earmarked for the resettlement of these refugees, he declared.
The United States Committee for the Care of European Children and the European Jewish Children’s Aid will be ready to extend their programs to youngsters who under the President’s plan will constitute a large part of the refugee immigration, Professor Chamberlain stated. “The EJCA, an affiliate of the National Refugee Service, took care of a group of orphaned and homeless children brought to this country before and during the war. With the collaboration of local children’s agencies it placed these boys and girls in foster homes and institutions throughout the country, and most of them have now grown into young American men and women,” he pointed out.