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Tom Clark Urges Use of War-time Quota; Suggests Dropping Nationality Provisions in Law

Attorney-General Tom Clark told the Senate Civil Service Committee today that he favored a change in the immigration law to permit the filling of quotas unused because of the prohibition of war-time travel.

Clark further told the Senate Civil Service Committee that if the nationality provision were removed from the immigration law, displaced persons could be taken care of. This would mean, in essence, that, minus the nationality clause, quotas now assigned, say to Germans, and unfillable because of insufficient qualifying Germans, could be applied to Poles or displaced persons of other nationalities whose quotas are oversubscribed.