Eisenhower’s Appeal Fails to Secure Action on Bill for Dp Entry
Menu JTA Search

Eisenhower’s Appeal Fails to Secure Action on Bill for Dp Entry

Download PDF for this date

Two separate appeals from President Eisenhower have failed to budge the Administration’s special quota immigration bill out of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees.

Mr. Eisenhower has requested that 240,000 Iron Curtain refugees and other Europeans be admitted to the United States in the next two years but Congressional committees have shown a reluctance to act on his proposals. The President repeated his request this week to his regular weekly conference of legislative leaders and to two key members of the stalemated Senate Judiciary Committee, Senators Arthur V. Watkins and Pat McCarran.

Congressional leaders confidently predicted the legislation will be approved during this session, however, and efforts are being made to work out a compromise. Sen. McCarran and other Senators have maintained that admission of additional immigrants would open the nation’s doors to “subversives.”

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund