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U.S. to Admit Non-british Refugee Children from England

Non-British child refugees in England will be admitted to the United states without quota restriction, under the terms of a new diplomat agreement between this country and Britain, Marshall Field, president of the United Stat Committee for the Care of European Children, announced.

Until this agreement was reached, non-British children in England, unable to qualify for visitors’ visas because they had no home to which they could return, could seek haven here only under the quotas of their native countries, Field explained.

Since the quota of many countries are filled for years in advance most of the non-British reugees had to remain in England and face the danger of Nazi bombs.

Field said the United States Government had now agreed to grant visitors’ visas for non-British refugees under 16 years of age for the duration of the war. This concession was made possible by the promise of the British Government to grant such children return visas to England when the war was over.

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