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Detroit City Council Opposes Johnson Bill


The Detroit City Council, in accordance with the resolution of the mass meeting held here recently, and at the request of 82 Jewish, Italian and Polish organizations, unanimously adopted a resolution opposing the Johnson immigration bill and requesting that no bill be passed which “in effect casts a slur upon the patriotism” of Eastern and Southern European immigrants. The resolution was framed by Attorney Theodore Levin. Its text, which was sent to Michigan’s Congressmen and Senators, follows:

“Be It Resolved, That the Common Council of the City of Detroit do record its protest against the Johnson Bill and by this resolution does request that no bill be passed which in effect casts a slur upon the patriotism and economic and cultural desirability of the peoples of Eastern and Southern Europe, and that such legislation as is passed make it easier instead of harder for aliens in this country to have near relatives join them in this country for the purpose of making a permanent home here.”

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