Pacific Stars &
Stripes, Mar. 20, 1953
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
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.