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Secretary of Labor Meet Swith Foreign Language Newspaper Editors

December 20, 1923
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Secretary of Labor Davis in a conference he had today with representatives of the foreign language newspapers in New York gave an outline of the work of the Department of Immigration and explained to the foreign language newspaper editors that the Department is free of prejudice and directed in its policy only by the needs of the country.

The conference was the outcome of a meeting of foreign language newspaper editors sometime ago, who asked Mr. Davis to submit all data so as to enable them to take a definite stand on the new law projects regarding immigration. Mr. Davis was anxious to explain that the Department of Labor cannot be held responsible for all propositions put forth by the House Immigration Committee and its chairman, Representative Johnson.

Mr. William Edlin, editor of The Day, informed Mr. Davis of the opinions expressed at the last conference of the foreign language newspaper editors which had been unanimous in condemning the intention to base the quota on the census of 1890 which implies discrimination against certain races.

Mr. Gedaliah Bublick, editor of the Jewish Daily News, went on record expressing severe condemnation of the proposed law, adding that the paper was utterly opposed to the registration of aliens in whatever form or shape.

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