National Affairs: Considered Opinion

In the two years since V-E day the U.S. has never let its sympathy for Europe's 1,000,000 displaced persons interfere with its airtight immigration laws. At the first hint of a leak last summer, Mississippi's frog-voiced John Rankin had trumpeted the considered opinion of many another quota-conscious Congressman: "There are too many so-called refugees pouring into this country bringing with them communism, atheism, anarchy and infidelity." But last week a House Judiciary subcommittee gingerly got ready to hold hearings on a bill by Illinois' Congressman William G. Stratton, which would admit 400,000 D.P.s over the next four...

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