WASHINGTON (Jan. 27)
Establishment of an immigration quota for Israel was called for today by Rep. Kenneth B. Keating of Now York, in remarks in the House.
Rep. Keating introduced a bill calling upon the U.S. to set up such a quota, and added the hope “that de jure recognition by our country will shortly follow, now that the new state has clearly demonstrated her capabilities of self-government.”
Keating suggested that a “token quota” that was set up for “the British Mandate of Palestine with Tranejordan,” established by Presidential proclamation in 1938, to used to establish the Israeli quota. In this way, he said, the total number of immigrants admissible to this country would not be raised.
President Truman today sent draft legislation to the Senate to authorize an appropriation for a special contribution by the United States to the United Nations Fund for the Care of Refugees la Palestine. In a message in October the President said he would ask Congress to provide up to $16,000,000 for this purpose.