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House Committee Takes Up Immigration Questions

January 13, 1929
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A subcommittee, composed of Congressman Sabath and Congressman Vincent, was appointed by the House Immigration Committee to report on Congressman Sabbath’s bill to dispense with the amendment of declarations of intention of applicants for citizenship, where changes of sovereignty have occurred in the land of the declarants’ origin.

The House Committee, at its last session, also discussed questions with regard to immigration from Mexico and Congressman Frees’s bill to give a preferential status within the quota to certain skilled laborers. It was also decided to hold a hearing next Thursday on a bill to bar musicians from temporary admission to the United States, restricting this privilege to bona fide concert artists. It is understood this bill is sponsored by the American musician unions.

The deportation bill introduced by Chairman Johnson at the last session was taken up by the Committee, which held an executive session. This bill, according to Chairman Johnson, is to rid the country of alien criminals, particularly narcotic peddlers and gangsters.

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