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Foreign Lagguage Press to Protest Quota Cut and Alien Registry

December 11, 1923
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The publishers and editors of foreign language newspapers of Greater New York met at a luncheon this noon arranged by the Jewish DAY at the Hotel Pennsylvania to consider the proposed drastic immigration restrictions, in particular the further reduction of the immigration quota and also the proposal by Secretary of Labor Davis for the registration of aliens.

William Edlin, Editor-in-Chief of The Day, presided. The immigration restrictions and the contemplated alien registration were properly within the purvey of the foreign language press since there was an attempt to discriminate against the kin of the foreign born citizens of this country, Mr. Edlin said. Dr. Koralnick, Associate Editor of The Day, asserted also that the contemplated measures were discriminatory and therefore were of a nature that called for action by the foreign language press. Morris Weinberg, publisher of The Day, warned against the ### when the head of the Labor Department might place a less liberal interpretation upon the registration law should it become effective.

Committee representing the various sections of the foreign language press was named to secure the cooperation of foreign newspapers throughout the country. A close study will in the meantime be made of the registration proposal. While those present were unanimous in denouncing the quota out, some of those present saw less objection to the registration move.

Those present included besides Herman Paley, Dr. Margoshes and Z.H. Rubenstein, the following: Karel Leitner and William J. Horky, of N.Y. Listy; Dr. Gonzales of La Prenza; M. Giordano of Il Popolo; Oscar A/ Korfff, Russky Golos; P. Yolles, Polish Nowy Swiat; M. Dery and Berko, Magyar-Nepszava; A. Polyzoides, Atlantis; Victor Shimkin Novoye Russkoye Slovo; P. Telanis, Italian Courriere; Dr. C. Vassordakis, Greek National Herald; Julius Wolf, New York Dennik.

The call for the meeting was signed by Dr. F. Marcucci, Editor Progresso (Italian); Nowy Swiat, (Polish); H. Dery, Magyar-Nepszava, (Hungarian); William Edlin, The Day (Yiddish); A. Polyzoides, Editor Atlantis (Greek); Victor Shimkin, Editor Novoye Russkoye Slovo (Russian)

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