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5,000 Polish Soldiers May Be Admitted to United States; Displaced Jews May Be Affected

British sources here today stated that American authorities have indicated that the United States might be willing to admit about 5,000 demobilized Polish soldiers of Gen. Anders’ Second Polish Corps who do not wish to return to Poland.

The American quota for immigrants from Poland is 6,524 a year. At present, a large part of this quota is being used for Jewish refugees from the displaced persons camps in Germany and Austria, under President Truman’s special order facilitating the immigration of refugees. At a press conference last Friday, President Truman indicated that there was no plan under consideration at present to amend the immigration laws.