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Jewish Congress Asks Further Liberalization

The American Jewish Congress called upon the House of Representatives today to enact an immigration bill that will conform to President Eisenhower’s proposals for the removal of the inequities imbedded in the present immigration law.

A statement issued by Isaac Tobin, executive director of the American Jewish Congress, noted that the immigration bill passed by the Senate (and the House today) “can in no way be considered as constituting an adequate or seriously intended revision of the existing law. ” While the bill affords a welcome measure of relief in the admission of refugees, the American Jewish Congress declared, “it fails to correct long-recognized evils of the McCartan-Walter law, notably the racist features of the national origins quota system.”