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Egyptian Jewish Refugees Not to Be Admitted Here As ‘parolees’

A spokesman for the Department of Immigration has informed the American Association of Jews from Egypt that the Administration does not plan to use the parolee section of the immigration laws for cases other than Hungarian refugees. The association had appealed to the State and Justice Departments to extend the same treatment to Jewish refugees from Egypt as had been offered to Hungarian refugees. It asked that a “fair share” of Egyptian Jewish refugees be admitted as ‘parolees’ under the McCarran-Walter Immigration and Naturalization Act.

Edward Rudnick, Assistant Commissioner of Immigration, was quoted as informing the association that the Administration does not plan to take this course. The association represents about 850 Jewish former Egyptian nationals now residing in this country.