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Argentina and New Zealand Submit Their Views on Selective Immigration to I.l.o. Parley

September 1, 1946
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The meeting of the Permanent Migration Committee of the International Labor Organization, which is being held in camera, has appointed a drafting committee to draw up a report on racial discrimination in connection with migration, it was reported here today.

Dr. Eduardo R. Stafforini, of Argentina, said his government was in complete agreement with the principle of no discrimination for reasons of sex, race or creed, However, because Argentina is a young country and wants to increase its population, it must reserve the right to select immigrants who can most easily adopt themselves to its culture and way of life, he added.

This statement was supported by David Wilson of New Zealand, who said his country was anxious to open its doors to “people of all races who will not endanger New Zealand’s progress or way of life.”

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