Washington (Jul. 4)
Senator Homer Ferguson, Republican of Michigan, who Wednesday introduced into the Senate, with the co-sponrorship of eight other senators, a bill to admit an unstated unmber of displaced persons to the United States over a four-year period as non-quota immigrants, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today he was hopeful that the Senate Judiciary Committee would set hearings on the measure within the next few weeks. He expressed confidence that the measure would be passed.
The measure purposely did not fix the number of DP’s to be admitted, as does the Stratton Bill in the House. Ferguson explained that whatever refuges were to be thought here should be admitted immediately, “so they’ll know there’s some hope,” instead of having to wait four more years. Having viewed the DP camps just after liberation in 1945, Ferguson declared, “anybody who had seen them couldn’t object to this bill.”
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