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Jewish Congress Supports Bill to Half Deportations of Alliens with Five Years Residence

April 29, 1947
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Representatives of the American Jewish Congress, the C.I.O. Maritime Committee, the Polish-American Congress, and various Italian-American groups today urged the House Sub-Committee on Immigration to give a favorable report to a bill to enable the Attorney General to suspend deportation of aliens “of good moral character” who have lived in the United States for five or more years.

Simon Sobolof, City Solicitor of Baltimore, and a representative of the American Jewish Congress, suggested that quota numbers to legalize the entry of certain aliens, for whom the Attorney General might wish to suspend deportation, be taken from the quota of the year in which they entered. At present, the bill provides that they be taken from the current year’s quota, a practice that would even further limit ## numbers available for displaced persons.

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