American Immigration Policy, a Reappraisal

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Appendix D

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TECHNICAL CHANGES IN THE IMMIGRATION LAW

Prepared by the Technical Committee of the National Committee on Immigration Policy
1. Status of Women Citizen and alien women should be placed on the same footing with men under the immigration laws.
2. Students Alien students should be accorded non-immigrant status under Section 3 of the Immigration Act of 1924 instead of non-quota immigrant status now accorded by Section 4 (e) of the same act.
3. Treaty Merchants The issuance of "return permits" should be authorized for all treaty merchants, following the pattern set by Public Law 600, 80th Congress.
4. Immigration of Certain Children The Attorney General should be given discretionary authority to admit to the United States minor dependent unmarried children of parents both of whom are permanently residing in the United States and one of whom is an American citizen, if these children are inadmissible for reasons of health or because they are likely to become a public charge.
5. Chinese Children Minor children of a person of the Chinese race should be given the same preferential immigration status that is accorded to minor children of other persons eligible for naturalization.
6. Definition of the Term "Minor" The age by which children of citizens and certain aliens should

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