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Ickes Orders Porto Rico Body to Aid Refugee Group in Settlement Problem

The Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration in San Juan has been instructed to make available to a German refugee committee all informational data in the resettlement of a group of German refugees in the Dominican Republic, it has been announced by PRRA Administrator Harold L Ickes.

“I am pleased to be able to assist even in this small way, those who have been forced to leave their homelands and seek refuge in the New World,” Mr. Ickes said in a letter to the committee at Trujillo City, D. R. The committee headed by Dr. Brunner Ehrenhaft is known as the Centro de Imigrantes en la Republica Dominicana.

Data which the PRRA has compiled during five years experience in rural resettlement will be turned over to the committee in Santo Domingo, where climate and soil conditions are similar to those in Puerto Rico. This material is a record of the most comprehensive resettlement program ever initiated in the Caribbean area.

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