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Sen. Javits Introduces Bill in Senate for Issuing 51,152 Unused Visas

A “stop gap” immigration bill for immediate enactment pending revision of the Immigration and Naturalization Act was introduced in the Senate here yesterday by Sen, Jacob K. Javits, New York Republican.

Under the proposed legislation, the President would be permitted to distribute immigration quotas left unused by June 30, 1964, among countries with oversubscribed quotas. There are 51,152 quotas in that unused category now.

The Javits bill would also authorize Congress to veto any “pooling” arrangements submitted by the President. The legislation would also permit entry of persons who filed preference applications with the Attorney General by last August 1, if they were otherwise eligible for entry into the United States.