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Canada Clarifies Stand on Admission of “hard Core” Immigrants

J.W. Pickersgill, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, will consider admissible those “hard-core” immigrants who are not suffering from an active disease and who may become self-sustaining, he has informed. Samuel Bronfman, president of the Canadian Jewish Congress.

Replying to a joint memorandum from the CJC and the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society, the Minister said that ruling of admissibility of immigrants would also be tied to the presentation of adequate guarantees that the refugees would not become public charges–which the Jewish groups had offered to present. Mr. Pickersgill reiterated that for immigration purposes the term “refugee” includes all persons who have been displaced from their country of nationality or citizenship as a result of events arising from World War II and who have not been resettled in another country.