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New Immigration Law Will Increase Jewish Entry to U.S., Expert Says

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The addition of new categories of non-quota immigrants to come to the United States in the next three years from countries other than the Middle East and Communist lands will increase Jewish entry into the U. S. A. by 20 to 25 percent, James P. Rice, of New York, executive director of United Hias Service, reported here today.

He spoke at a seminar for representatives of Jewish, Protestant and Catholic organizations who discussed the effects of the new American immigration law which, by 1968, will abolish entirely the old national origins quota system. Mr. Rice was co-chairman of the seminar, Jewish organizations represented included, in addition to United Hias, the United Jewish Appeal, Joint Distribution Committee, ORT and OSE in Italy. The principal speaker was James Hines, counsel of the U. S. State Department’s visa division.

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