The Effect of Legislative Trends Upon Community Planning for Immigrant Services

By Arthur Greenleigh

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare, September 1951

The author, representing the United Service for New Americans, examines pending legislation treating immigration and naturalization issues. He takes issue with a number of provisions in this legislation, including a provision relating to "criminal and undesirable residents of the United States," and granting the US Attorney General the power to designate any alien convicted of any crime -- no matter how long he has lived in the country -- an undesirable resident, and to deport him. This provision lacks precision, the author points out, and might be used at a time of tension to squash political dissent. The author quotes a number of provisions from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and criticizes this legislation for failing to live up to these standards.

Topic: Political Behavior, Human Rights, Immigration, Law, Public Policy, Politics, Government

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 28/no.1

Page Number(s): 74-79

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Greenleigh, Arthur. The Effect of Legislative Trends Upon Community Planning for Immigrant Services. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. September 1951: 74-79. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5851


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