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A. F. of L. Opposes Alien Registration and Modification of Quota Law

October 15, 1926
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Two resolutions urging modification of the United States immigration laws to permit admission of immigrants seeking refuge from “political or religious persecution” were rejected by the convention of the American Federation of Labor after heated debate.

In accepting the report of its committee on resolutions, the convention expressed approval of the action of the federation’s officers in resisting recent moves to increase immigration quotas.

Supporters of the committee report expressed sympathy with the “oppressed and persecuted of all nations,” but added that their problems could not be solved by a relaxation of the United States immigration restrictions.

Among the other resolutions approved were one opposing the registration of aliens and another opposing modification of the seaman’s act.

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