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Eisenhower Noncommittal on Early Revision of Immigration Law

President Eisenhower told his press conference today that he is at this time not ready to say positively if revision of the McCarran-Walter Immigration Act is on the “must list” for action in the next session of Congress.

The President indicated that he might seek correction if those administrating the Act find imperfections. The President made these statements in reply to a question by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. The question was:

“Now that the Administration has successfully achieved the passage of your Emergency Refugee Bill, is the correction of what you described in your State of the Union message as the discrimination of the McCarran-Walter Immigration Act part of the program for the second session of the 83rd Congress?”

Mr. Eisenhower prefaced his answer by saying that he had not studied the immigration issue for some time.