Berlin (May. 18)
Aliens living in Prussia need have no fear of the new Prussian Aliens Law (reported in yesterday’s J.T.A. Bulletin), the “Vossische Zeitung” here writes to-day, reassuring the alien population of the country among whom the first reports of the coming into force of the new law on July 1st. caused a great deal of apprehension.
The new law deprives the police of the right to deport anyone by administrative action, without giving him an opportunity of appealing to the higher authorities, the paper explains. Every deportee will now have the right to lodge an appeal within a fortnight with the Prime Minister or even with the President of the Republic.
Under Paragraph 15 of the new law, it further points out, aliens who have resided in Prussia for ten years cannot be deported, and aliens who are able to prove that they are political refugees, and that they would be exposed to persecution if they are sent back to their native countries are also exempt from deportation.
So far as the alien Jewish population in the country is concerned, it is pointed out, the great majority of them have been resident in Prussia for more than ten years, and, are, therefore, exempt from deportation under this law.
The East European Jews in Germany are organised in a Federation of their own which was established eight years ago, in April 1924, for the purpose of “protecting the legal, social and cultural interests of the East European Jews living in the country”.
There is also a Federation of Russian Jews in Germany, which, as Professor Dubnov, who presided at its last annual meeting held in Berlin last week, pointed out, is now entering on its 13th. year of existence.