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Citizen's Commitee on Displaced Persons

The Citizen’s Committee for Displaced Persons was a non-sectarian organization dedicated to advocating for temporary immigration reform in the wake of WWII. The group was founded in 1946 by the American Council of Voluntary Agencies and the National Committee on Immigration Policy under the chairmanship of Earl G. Harrison.

Harrison toured the DP camps in July 1945 at the request of President Truman and, distressed by what he saw, worked with the Citizen’s Committee to advocate for suspended immigration quotas and temporary legislation that would allow displaced persons to legally enter the US.
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