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State Dept. to Determine Admissible Refugee Totals Under New Measure

The new immigration legislation awaiting President Eisenhower’s signature, which provides for the admission of refugees into the United States, assigns to the State Department the responsibility for indicating the number of refugees resettled by other countries between July 1959 and July 1960, the United Hias Service pointed out today.

Until the State Department issues its findings, it is not possible to give a specific estimate of the number of refugees who may be immediately admitted to the United States under the measure. Similar reports will be issued by the State Department in January and July 1961 for future admissions. A number equal to 25 percent of the totals admitted to other countries will be admitted to the United States under the new legislation.