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Pacific Stars & Stripes, Mar. 20, 1953

U.S. Bill To Permit Entry Of Adopted Tots Studied

WASHINGTON, Mar. 20 (INS)- The House judiciary committee today has before it a bill to permit the non-quota immigration of up to 500 children who have been adopted by United States citizens while living abroad. 

Rep. Francis Walter (D., PA) is author of the proposed legislation.

It provides that alien children, in order to qualify for admission to the U.S., must be under 6 years of age and adopted by U.S. citizens who are either serving abroad with the U.S. government or as members of the armed forces.

The bill is aimed chiefly at helping insure the admission of several hundred Japanese and Korean children who have been adopted by American military personnel in the Orient.



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