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Prominent Americans Appeal to Truman for Immediate Entry to U.S. of 100,000 Jews

December 26, 1946
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Seventy prominent Americans, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Bishop Francis J. McConnell, Bishop Charles O. Selecman, today addressed a Christmas appeal to President Truman asking for “the immediate entry of 100,000 Jewish displaced persons into the United States.”

The appeal, which was made public by the American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born, also urged the President to “order the Immigration and Naturalization Service to grant stays to long-resident aliens who are subject to deportation, only because they entered the country illegally, until such time as immigration quota numbers for them are available and they can adjust their status in this country.”

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