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New Jersey Groups Urge Admission of 240, 000 Refugees to U.S.

The New Jersey Council on Immigration Legislation, a coordinating body for 20 groups seeking revision of the McCarran-Walter Immigration Act, has adopted a resolution urging emergency legislation to admit 240, 000 refugees into the United States.

The resolution, copies of which were sent to all members of the Senate and House immigration committees, called for entry of 240, 000 who would include “refugees from totalitarian tyranny” persons displaced as a result of World War II and economically displaced persons from over-populated allied nations.

The resolution stressed that categories of persons to be admitted should not be determined on the basis of national origin but by use of such criteria as right of asylum from Iron Curtain countries, reunion of families separated by World War II. United States needs for certain types of labor and special needs to relieve overpopulation.

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