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Secretary Davis Predicts New Immigration Law

July 23, 1923
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American industry needs large numbers of cheaper laborers, Secretary of Labor Davis, who is studying immigration at first hand sources declared in an interview with representatives of the Vienna press today.

The United States Congress approving, the Department of Labor expects a revision of the immigration laws, Mr. Davis said. The new law will probably provide for the raising of the quota in certain instances. Mr. Davis said the industries, the farms and public opinion in America in general are favorably disposed towards an increase in the quota, which will yield a cheaper and greater labor force. Unemployment has all but completely disappeared, he added.

Secretary Davis Saturday was received by the Austrian Premier, Dr. Siepel. He is proceeding from here to Rome.

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