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Anti-immigrationist Gets Setback

February 21, 1923
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Representative Johnson, father of the new House immigration bill, received a setback today when he was refused a special rule by the rules committee which would have permitted immediate consideration of his measure before the House. Johnson will probably make another attempt this week.

Senator Colt today expressed the opinion that the Johnson bill even if passed in the House would probably be rejected by the Senate. Colt added that he was personally very much opposed to the bill contending that under its 1890 clause and other restrictions, few Jews would be admissable. The more liberal relative exemption clause. in his opinion, would not materially relieve the situation, as the number who would be exempt from the quota restrictions is uncertain and may be comparatively negligible.

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