Bolivia Prohibits Jewish Immigration
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Bolivia Prohibits Jewish Immigration

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Immigration Commissioner Carlos Johnson has issued a decree prohibiting further Jewish immigration into Bolivia. The order was published on May 3, effective three days earlier, on April 30.

The three-point decree (1) suspends distribution of immigration permits to Jews without exception and for an indefinite period, (2) provides a 90-day period for those who received visas previous to enter the country, after which visas outstanding will be invalidated, and (3) instructs Bolivian consulates abroad to advise steamship companies not to book Jews for passage to Bolivia.

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