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Conference Discusses Offer of Mexican President; Experts Commission May Be Sent Shortly

August 18, 1924
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The statement of President-elect of Mexico, General Plutarco Elias Calles, issued by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency before he sailed for Europe of the possibility of Jewish immigration into Mexico was warmly discussed at the Executive conference of the American Emergency Committee for Jewish Refugees, which was held at the Hotel Astor yesterday under the chairmanship of Mr. Louis Marshall. Detailed reports of the situation of the Jewish stranded refugees were submitted to the conference by B.C. Vladeck, Miss Rosofsky and Mr. Joseph Barondess. Mr. Robert Huberman, delegate of the Mexican labor movement to the American Federation of Labor was asked by the conference to portray the situation in Mexico as it exists now.

The conference decided to select an administrative Committee of 21 which is to call an open conference of the committee in the middle of September. After the Conference Mr. Louis Marshall issued statement to the press representatives in which he stated:

“The statement made by Preisdent-elect Calles, was discussed and was greatly appreciated, but we found it would be necessary to get more definite information as to how we could avail ourselves of the invitation. There are surely very many difficulties that must be smoothed out before we could adopt any policy with regard to migration into Mexico. The financial question is only one that would have to be carefully scrutinized. It would be impossible to act intelligently upon such a plan until there has been a report from an expert committee which is to be sent into Mexico by this emergency committee. We will try to select men by whose knowledge and experience they are able to form an accurate judgment as to the business and economic possibilities of immigration into Mexico.”

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