Deportation of 3,000 Refugees from Belgium to Be Carried out on Individual Basis

The decision of the Belgian Government to deport the 3,000 refugees who entered Belgium illegally during the last two months is to be carried out, the J.T.A. understands, with the utmost consideration.

There is no question of deporting large groups of refugees. The expulsions will be carried out individually after a careful examination of the papers of any refugee who entered the country recently. Those who have no visas will be sent back to the frontier by which they crossed into Belgium. Everything will be done, it is emphasized here, to take into account the special position of the majority of the exiles.

The decision of the Government to deport the refugees, it is further pointed out, is chiefly meant as a warning to those who may attempt to cross into Belgium illegally in future that they will be sent back at the frontier.

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