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Eisenhower Urged to Repeal New Immigra Tion Law

December 24, 1952
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Dr. Israel Goldstein, president of the American Jewish Congress, today appealed to the American people to make certain that the McCarran Immigration Act “will not live to celebrate its first birthday.” He urged President- elect Elsenhower and the new Congress to make repeal or drastic revision of the law a topmost priority.

Dr. Goldstein said that revision of our immigration laws must include at least four major principles: elimination of the national origins quota system which is “a barely disguised restatement of a reprehensible and thoroughly exploded racist theory;” reform of the deportation system to permit expulsion only of persons whose entry was fraudulent or illegal; abolishing all distinctions in law between native born and naturalized citizens and insuring fair hearing and review to all persons subject to our immigration laws.”

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