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State Dept, Favors Admission of Refugees Outside of Regular Quota

The State Department today indicated to Congress its support for a bill to allow admission of refugees in the United States outside the regular immigration quota, on special parole. However, it recommended that the bill should limit such admission to 10, 000 a year.

Speaking for the State Department, John W. Hanes, head of the Consular Section, told a House Immigration Subcommittee today that it is very important to enact some legislation at this session of Congress to help relieve the plight of refugees. He was testifying on a bill recommending the admission of refugees under special procedures each year. The hearings on the bill will continue.