ATLAWTIC CITY (Jun. 7)
Plans for the settlement of at least 35,000 Jewish displaced persons who will come to the United States during the fifteen-month period beginning July ist under the newly liberalized Displaced Persons Act were out-lined here to the 1,000 social workers attending the annual meeting of the National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare, by Arthur Greenleigh, executive director of the United Service for New Americans.
Declaring that “we are now approaching the end of the mass immigration program which has been with us for the most of two decades,” Mr. Greenleigh expressed the hope that American Jewish communities throughout the country will continue to receive the newcomers and assist them in the Americanzation process.
“By far the great majority of these people will need local community aid assistance in the resettlement process,” Mr. Greenleigh said. “The key task in the longrange adjustment of the immigrant rests in the local community. Communities must be prepared to receive these newcomers, sometimes on little or no advance notice. Resettlement of immigrants on a mass scale is something that cannot always be accomplished on a rigid schedule or in confermance with perfect social planning.”
(In New York U.S.N.A. announced that the 108 Shanghai refugees now on Ellis Island awaiting a decision on their eventual resettlement in the United States were today granted a stay until June 19. The original stay, granted by the Attorney General’s office May 28, was scheduled to expire on Friday. Meanwhile, conferences are continuing in Washington between immigration authorities and U.S.N.A. and other Jewish agencies on the status of he refugees who are expected to be admitted as immigrants as soon as President Truman signs the new DP bill.)