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Jewish Refugees from Egypt May Find It Easier Now to Get U.S. Visas

Secretary of State John Foster Dulles today told a press conference that improvement has been made in the previous slow pace of visa issuance under U.S. emergency immigration legislation which includes provision of entry visas to Jewish refugees from Egypt.

He said delay in granting visas was at first due to unavoidable procedures but that most of this “red tape” was now “behind us.” He saw the issuance of visas now “in much better shape.”

A bill to facilitate United States citizenship for Hungarian refugees who came to this country as “parolees” after the 1956 rebellion was advanced one step closer to passage yesterday when the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the measure. The bill, already adopted by the House, would give the refugees permanent residence status dating back to their arrival in the country.