Alien Registration Bill Adopted by Michigan State Parliament

The Legislature of Michigan State sitting at Detroit has adopted a bill requiring that all aliens should register with the State police and produce proof of their legal entry into the country.

The U.S. State Immigration Department sponsored the bill in an effort to obtain State aid for securing the deportation of those immigrants who entered the country illegally. The Department of Public Safety has issued an order prohibiting the employment of aliens who do not possess a registration card.

The Registration Bill still requires the signature of the State Governor before it becomes effective. Jewish organisations contest the legality of the bill and are urging the Governor to veto it. The bill would affect over 100,000 aliens in Detroit alone, if it becomes law.

Mr. Max J. Kohler has on behalf of the American Jewish Committee, addressed a letter to the Governor of Michigan, contending that the bill is unconstitutional, and calling upon him therefore, to veto it.

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