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J.D.C. Official Reports on Drop in Migration of Jews to U.S.

The current drop in emigration of Jews from Europe is chiefly due to the expiration of the American Displaced Persons Immigration Act, Henry I. Levy, director of the emigration service of the Joint Distribution Committee, reported here today, He said that a sharp decrease in immigration opportunities in other countries also contributed to the slowdown of Jewish emigration in 1952, which hit its lowest point since VE-Day. For the seventh successive year the J.D.C. helped more than 5,000 Jews leave Europe for permanent homes elsewhere, he declared, adding that the United States was still the choice of a majority of the immigrants.