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Dp Commissioner Asks Passage of Celler Immigration Bill at Jewish War Veterans Parley

A ten-point appeal for prompt Senate enactment of the Celler Bill for liberalization of the Displaced Persons Act of 1948 was voiced here today by Harry N. Rosenfield, Displaced Persons Commissioner, at the 54th convention of the Jewish War Veterans.

The delegates heard Mr. Rosenfield assert that the United States has not done its fair share in resettling the displaced persons rendered homeless by the war and its aftermath. “The DP Act now in effect,” he charged, “sets up a pattern of restrictions, preferences and numerical requirements which clearly discriminate against Jews and Catholics,” and also “bar admission of 150,000 others, including thousands of Protestants.”

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