Displaced Persons Act
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An encyclopedia entry on the Displaced Persons Act, or Wiley-Rivercomb Bill, signed into law signed by President Harry Truman on June 25, 1948. It provided for the immigration of displaced Europeans into the United States following the Second World War.
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Klein, Shira, “Displaced Persons Act,” in Anti-Immigration in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia, ed. Kathleen Arnold, 160-165. Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press, 2011.