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Refugees, American Visa Holders, Will Be Given Preference in Quota, Immigration Commissioner-general

August 14, 1924
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That American Jews should start action on behalf of the several thousand Jewish refugees who are stranded in various European ports and in possession of American visas, was urged by B.C. Vladeck, Manager of the Jewish Daily Forward and member of the Hias Delegation to Europe which just returned, at a meeting held yesterday at the National Theatre, Second Avenue, New York.

Mr. Vladeck argued that moral responsibility rests with America for the plight of these refugees. They have left their homes, sold their property, and have received visas from the American consuls in the hope of settling in the United States. It is not only a Jewish question, it is an American question, Mr. Vladeck concluded.

It is planned to urge the House of Representatives to pass a resolution admitting these refugees who are stranded through no fault of their own.

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