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House Passes Bill Giving Attorney General Power to Stay Deportation of Some Aliens

The House passed by voice vote yesterday a measure which would allow the Attorney General to stay the deportation of certain aliens now in the United States.

The bill, introduced by Rep. Frank Fellows of Maine, will give the Attorney General power to stay the deportation of aliens “of good moral character” whose temporary visas have run out, providing they have resided in the country for five or more years. The bill makes no distinction as to race. Action of the Attorney General in staying deportation proceedings will be subject to Congressional veto.