IMMIGRATION: Foot-Dragging on Refugees

Although President Eisenhower does not wear his troubles with Congress on his public sleeve, last week he was working himself into a private slow burn. Reason: Congress is dragging its feet in granting permanent visas to some 25,000 Hungarian refugees admitted to the U.S. last winter as temporary "parolees" under the McCarran-Walter Act.

Actually, the President had stepped well beyond the letter of the law in permitting the parolees to enter the U.S. and promising that they get regular citizenship status, which had to come from Congress. But he understood the outpouring...

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