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U.S. Consuls Refuse to Honor Emigrants’ Old Affidavits

American consuls in Europe are at present withholding visas from emigrants to America who have old affidavits from their American relatives, demanding that the latter secure new affidavits, according to a report received at the New York office of the “Hias” from its European offices.

Since new regulations for the admission of immigrants to this country have been put into effect as a result of changing economic conditions here, American consuls abroad refuse to honor the old affidavits. Since most emigrants must wait a considerable length of time before obtaining their visas, American relatives of European emigrants are advised not to wait until the new affidavits will be demanded, but to transmit these documents as soon as possible if their former affidavits were sent out before July first of this year.

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