THE CONGRESS: Victory by Delay

Wearily and dispiritedly, Congress trudged toward adjournment. Up for debate was the liberalized Displaced Persons bill, which leaders in both parties were pledged to support. Blasted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee after nine months of dogged obstruction by Chairman Pat McCarran, the bill would remove the discriminatory provisions of the old D.P. act, and admit an additional 134,000 D.P.s in the next two years.

In a final delaying tactic, McCarran had departed for Europe for further "investigation" of the D.P. situation, and sent back a warning that "this country will be inundated with a flood of aliens." Michigan's Homer...

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