IMMIGRATION: Biggest Year

As the last of the 21,500 Hungarian refugees authorized to enter the U.S. in 1956 were arriving last week, the Immigration and Naturalization Service reported that 1956 immigration topped 350,000—the highest total of any year since 1924. At the White House, President Eisenhower considered legislation to permit the 1957 total to soar even higher. He also ordered Attorney General Herbert Brownell to continue to admit unspecified numbers of Hungarian refugees under the "parole" provision of the McCarran-Walter Immigration law "until such time as the Congress acts."

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