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Marshall Opens Fire on Selective Immigration

August 17, 1923
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Announcement that a vigorous fight would be conducted against the proposed selective immigration proposals now being urged in many quarters was made by Lopis Marshall in an interview yesterday with the New York “Tog” (Day).

Selective immigration, Mr. Marshall declares, is even more objectionable than the present quota restrictions. The selective plan proposes, Mr. Marshall is reported to have said, to confer on the consuls full authority without power of appeal from their decisions, to open or close the door of the country to anyone they desire. It thus opens the way to any consul who may be prejudiced against Jews to use that prejudice to bar worthwhile immigrants. It may also lead to corruption, Mr. Marshall contends.

Mr. Marshall indicated he might visit the white House and confer with President Coolidge in regard to the matter.

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