NEW YORK (Sep. 6)
Ugo Carusi, Displaced Persons Commissioner, today flew to Germany to facilitate the selection of DP’s as immigrants to the United States under the new DP immigration law.
The flow of DP immigrants since passage of the law has been cut off and it is estimated that unless Congress appropriates additional funds only some 40,000 will be admitted during the first year’s operation under the law which provides for the admission of 205,000 within two years. It has also been pointed out by interested parties that under the provision of the law many displaced Jews now living in the camps are not eligible for entry to the U.S.
The New York Times this week termed “shocking and alarming” a proposal by the U.S., Britain, Netherlands and Brazil to the U.N. Economic and Social Council to return to the countries from which they came all “unaccompanied” DP children up to 16 years of age. The editorial pointed out that the children referred to in the proposal are Jewish war orphans and survivors of concentration camps who “have vivid memories of their wartime years and stubbornly cling to the hope that they will start life again in the United States, in Canada and in Palestine.”