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Dominican Republic Repeats Offer to Admit 100,000 Refugees

The Dominican Government’s offer to admit 100,000 refugees was repeated today at the International Labor Conference by D. Hartoy, representative of the West Indian republic (An experts’ commission sponsored by President Roosevelt’s Advisory

Committee on Refugees recently completed a survey of colonization possibilities in the Dominican Republic but has not yet published its report.)

The Argentine representative told the conference that his country was interested in industrial immigration. “Argentine factories do not want to know either the nationality or religion or race of the workers seeking employment,” he said.

Both declarations were made in reply to the recommendation of John G. Winant, director of the International Labor Office, that countries of immigration admit refugees for industrial and commercial as well as agricultural employment.