Jewish Protests on Visa Identification May Bring Results

Protests against a State Department policy requiring Jews to list themselves as such on visa applications may succeed in obtaining their objective when deliberations of a special subcommittee of the Bureau of the Budget are made known, Rep. Emanuel Celler said today.

Rep. Celler, who is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said he had information leading him to believe that the many protests may have caused a change in attitude on the part of responsible authorities. He said he had learned that new instructions are being considered which would specify that Jews not to be “coerced” into identifying themselves to consular authorities for “racial” or “ethnic” listings.

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