House and Senate Conferees on Dp Immigration Bills Deadlocked for Third Day
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House and Senate Conferees on Dp Immigration Bills Deadlocked for Third Day

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The joint House-Senate conference on displaced persons legislation was still deadlocked in its third day of discussion tonight but supporters of the Senate bill to admit 200,000 displaced persons over the next two years were reported holding the upper hand in the meeting behind closed doors. (A final decision on the bills had not been reached when the Bulletin went to press.)

The chief dispute between the seven Congressmen and the five Senators who must harmonize their respective bills was the date on which displaced persons had to be in camps to be eligible for immigration visas. The House bill specifies April, 1947, and would make eligible thousands of Polish Jews who entered camps subsequent to December, 1945, the date in the Senate bill.

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