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Immigration Committee Studying Bill Authorizing Admission of War Orphans for Adoption

The Ives-Javits Bill which permits the entry of displaced war orphans for adoption by American citizens is being considered by the Immigration Sub-Committee of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ben H. Brown, assistant to the State Department legal advisor, told the sub-committee at a hearing that the State Department supported the orphans bill and also other immigration legislation to permit the entry of displaced persons.

Ugo Carusi, U.S. Commissioner of Immigration, said the Justice Department opposes the bill because it is “piecemeal legislation.” Gerold H. Ullman, assistant to Senator Ives, testified that the bill was not intended to cover the whole program of displaced persons but only to afford some relief to the orphans.