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Revision of Dp Immigration Law Urged by Commission Member at Hias Convention

Criticizing the Displaced Persons Act of 19.48 as “our own racial superiority law, “Harry N. Rosenfield, member of the DP Commission set up to operate the program of refugee immigration to the United States, told the 19th annual convention of the Council of Organizations supporting HIAS today that the law, in part, not only “operates to penalize people on the basis of nationality and religion, but also creates serious administrative difficulties and slows down the-whole process of admitting DP’s.”

The meeting adopted a resolution calling on Congress to revise the present DP immigration law. Other speakers included Samuel A. Telsey, HIAS president, and John L. Bernstein, chairman of the HIAS executive committee.