Jewish Groups Voice Dissatisfaction with Amendments of Senate Body to Dp Law
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Jewish Groups Voice Dissatisfaction with Amendments of Senate Body to Dp Law

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Representatives of national Jewish organizations this week-end expressed dissatisfaction with the way in which the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Celler Bill to liberalize the present displaced persons act. The Senate committee wrote provisions into the measure making persons of German ethnic origin eligible for admission to this country as displaced persons.

It is understood here that a joint statement to this effect will be issued within a few days by national Jewish organizations. It was noted that the Senate committee also wrote in a provision requiring that 30 percent of all authorized visas be given to persons with two years agricultural experience.

Rep. Emanuel Celler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and sponsor of the House-approved bill liberalizing the DP Act, charged last night that the Senate Judiciary Committee had “perverted” the measure “to the use of German expellees.” He added that the Senate bill was “cleverly written to leave the impression that it accepts the principle of an increase in the admission of displaced persons” but actually the provisions “leave untouched the contral problem, which is the elimination of the DP camps.”

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