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Poland Submits Question of Emigrant’s Families to Emigration Conference


The international emigration conference, which will commence here tomorrow, will be opened by Premier Mussolini, who postponed his trip to Sicily on that account.

An interesting angle of the emigration problem will be taken up by the conference at the initiative of the Polish Government. This government has submitted a proposal that the emigrants be compelled to maintain their families living in the old countries.

Recent statistics of the Polish national emigration to the United States show that a great number of the families of Polish emigrants are left without means and forced to depend for their maintenance upon community and church charities.

The Jewish Colonization Association (Ica) and the United States Jewish Imigration Committee will be represented at this conference. The United Jewish Emigration Committee will present a memorandum on the position of the large numbers of Jewish emigrants who are stranded in the various European ports waiting for the opening of the American quota. The passing of the new immigration bill by the United States Congress and Senate, and the new immigration position created in consequence, will be the chief item on the agenda of the conference.

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