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I.l.g.w.u. Official Hits Justice Dept. for Not Acting on Request to Admit Dp Tailors

The Department of Justice was criticized over the week-end by a spokesman for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union for failing to act on a year-old request of the garment industry to facilitate the admission of 10,000 skilled DP tailors to the United States.

James Lipsig, assistant executive director of the I.L.G.W.U., told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee that Canada, with a much smaller garment industry than the U.S., has already admitted more than 2,000 displaced needle craftsmen. Present immigration quotas, as well as the disputed “cut-off” date in the Displaced Persons Act, bar the admission of many skilled tailors, he stated.