IMMIGRATION: Sailor, Beware

IMMIGRATION Sailor, Beware The French liner Liberté steamed past its bronze namesake in New York harbor one day last week, passengers and crew abustle with expectation of Christmas in New York. The passengers tripped ashore, most of them worrying about nothing more serious than whether Customs would find that extra bottle of Arpege cached in the shaving kit. But 271 members of the crew were held on board. Reason: they had run afoul of the new McCarran Walter Immigration law which went into effect at midnight Dec. 23.

Under the old immigration law, foreign travelers arriving in the U.S. were duly...

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