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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol.5, No. 8, August 1956 - File 012. 1956-08. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 3, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1469/show/1411.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol.5, No. 8, August 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date August 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript The immigration policy of this country is embodied in the Walter-McCarran Act of 7952, which was passed over ex-President Truman's veto. The Act has been constantly under fire since that time. Some humanitarians ask that barriers to immigration be removed, making it possible tor the homeless and downtrodden to find sanctuary in this country. Wary patriots point out that liberalization of our immigration policy may be part of a master plan to populate the country with subversive hordes. Facts Forum News presents here both viewpoints on this question . . . Should the U. S. Immigration Policy Be Changed? Presented first are views of those who do not favor a change in the present immigration policy on 1 l>r JUDGING from the flood of immigrants who are being washed to the shores of America, one might think that the country has become a giant blotter, one with the express purpose of absorbing all the surplus people of the world. Indeed, if one is to believe the hue and cry raised by pressure groups, he may think that it is mandatory for the United States to accept all immigrants. All propaganda to the contrary, it must be remembered that it i.s still a privilege to be allowed entry into the United States, not an inalienable right. Many gullible "bleeding hearts" arc all for easting aside the Walter- McCarran Immigration Act and welcoming the hordes of people clamor- in g for entry into the country. Proponents of the Act claim that if such "gulliberals" have their way, the country may well have not one Trojan horse in the national camp, but millions. Many informed people are saving, Let those who have judgment to exercise start exercising it." For pressure groups are working overtime to change the Walter-McCarran Act, with Communists cheering from the grandstand. Those favoring the Act charge that some of the opposing groups lean so far to the left that many members have permanent curvature Page 10 of the spine. They allege that if these groups have their way, Communists and fellow-travelers will swell the population. Perhaps the most overworked approach in the campaigns of these opposing pressure groups is an affected sympathy for the downtrodden people of over-populated countries. Persons favoring our present immigration policy state that the "emotion engineers" are masters of this sort of thing. It is alleged that if these groups have their way, a national crime, in the liberalization of immigration, will be committed in the name of suffering humanity. Individuals favoring the Walter- Met larran Act say it might be well for the empathetic and the do-gooders to pause and take stock. If immigration bars are let down to the traffic of new citizens, America, too, will become overcrowded. A simple, mathematical explanation reveals why America cannot solve the population problems of the world. Take Europe, for example — each year its population increases three million. America cannot begin to contribute anything toward the solution of such a problem. It has been said that the greatest tragedy regarding immigration is the way that soft-hearted Americans are being misled. Under the guise of humanitarian proposals a campaign of misrepresentation has been resp'"1' sible for misleading newspapers, con1' mentators and far too many otbwj into thinking that the immigrati*11' policy of the country is in need ° drastic changes. Actually, the aim ° enemies of the Act is not to change * as stated by Congressman Walter, 1'" to destroy it.1 Almost every issue of Commut"' publications in the United States cwl for either a weakening or a destru' tion of the Walter-McCarran Act. TW in itself is proof enough that the Ay is doing one of the jobs intend?"' which is to prevent as many subve' sives from entering the country as possible. The American Legion recognfej the danger, and is in favor of *'' Act. The present rate of immigrati". suits the economy of the country, ^ the Legion understands that under l" present quota there will be ciidi''- jobs for all, which will include retur ing veterans." The following was stated in a SF eial tribute by the American Leg'0 The American Legion is for the WaBjfl McCarran Act because we finally have law which provides effective weapons ' our fight against subversives . . . because ' 'Representative Francis E. Walter, "The ' ,, About llii- [Humiliation Act," Reader's Pi; 195,1). p. 7. J. '"Should Basic Changes Be Made in U. S, ""jj, oration Policy?" The Congressional Digest, Vol- No. 1 (January, 1956), p. 29. Facts Forum News, August, 1$
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