National Affairs: Pat & Herman

Utah's Senator Arthur Watkins was having a hectic time last week trying to pry loose the Emergency Migration bill to admit 240,000 aliens, including many Iron Curtain refugees. Opposing Watkins' bill are crafty old Pat McCarran, a Democrat who suspects that most aliens are undesirable, and Idaho's Herman Welker, a member of the Republican Party's stalagmite branch.

The bill has substantial support, including President Eisenhower's urgent requests that it be passed as a key move in U.S. foreign policy. When refugees from Iron Curtain tyranny are excluded from the U.S., European neutralists are...

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