The new look in immigration
Under rules just approved by Congress, officials forecast these changes in the flow of immigrants to the US:
From southern and eastern Europe: Biggest rise in immigrants is expected from these regions. Thousands of Italian, Greek, Polish and Portuguese relatives of U.S. residents are waiting to be admitted.
From Asia: Many more immigrants expected, since racial restrictions on Indians and Orientals are wiped out. Skilled workers and professional people get preference, but unskilled are not excluded.
From Latin America: A rush of immigrants is likely until mid-1968. Then, a limit of 120,000 a year is to apply on people from the Western Hemisphere.
From northern and western Europe: Fewer immigrants due from British Isles and Germany; about the same number as in the recent past from other countries. Guaranteed quotas for North Europeans are ended.
From Africa: Increases in immigrants likely, but probably on a limited scale. Small quotas of the past were seldom filled and few Africans are expected to meet entry standards for individuals.