Iro Urged to Continue Legal Aid to Dp’s; JDC Official Appeals for “hard Core” Group

The general council of the International Refugee Organization was warned today by Moses Beckleman, Joint Distribution Committee official and spokesman for 35 Jewish and non-Jewish groups associated with the I.R.O., that the I.R.O.’s tasks will not be completed by the end of June, 1950.

Mr. Beckleman urged the International Refugee Organization to continue to afford legal protection to refugees and stateless persons and to complete its social welfare program for the “hard core” of displaced persons still remaining in Europe. He emphasized the need for resettlement of a “substantial residue” of these DP’s, adding that this can be accomplished only by a “substantial departure from the usual immigration laws.”

Earlier, the I.R.O. was asked to give financial assistance to Israel for the care of 4,000 disabled Jews now living in European DP camps and awaiting transportation to the Jewish state. Shalom Adler-Rudel, Israeli observer at the current I.R.O. parley, said it would be difficult for Israel to maintain this group of immigrants without outside help.

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