REFUGEES: Toward a New Understanding

Pushed, pummeled and applauded during his tour of the Camp Kilmer refugee depot last week, Vice President Nixon was asked by a newsman: "Doesn't the fanfare make it difficult for you to get at the facts?" Answered Nixon: "If the fanfare and publicity help at all to increase Americans' understanding of the refugees, then it's served a useful purpose."

The Administration banked on that understanding as it undertook a far-reaching mission: to persuade Congress to approve as swiftly as possible sweeping changes in immigration laws. By broadening existing legislation, easing the strait-laced...

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