N.r.s. Grants Special Passover Allowances to Jewish Refugees

Jewish refugees receiving financial assistance from the National Refugee Service will be granted an additional allowance in order that they may properly observe the Passover, it was announced here today. The supplementary allowance will enable thousands of refugees to buy the basic Passover foods.

The War Department and the Navy Department have granted permission to employers to hire more than 99 percent of the many thousands of alien workers they have sought to employ on “classified” government contracts of a secret, confidential or restricted nature, the N.R.S. reported today.

This has been true despite the fact that there is great difficulty in prevailing upon employers to file the complicated forms which are necessary if this permission is to be granted. While Army and Navy procedures under which approval can be secured for the employment of aliens are roughly similar, the forms used are different.

At the present time, the N.R.S. is informed, there is no way in which an alien worker can obtain blanket permission in advance to work on any classified job. This means that the employer must be sufficiently interested in having the services of an alien worker to file the required forms in his behalf. The fact that an alien worker has been granted permission to work on a classified contract for one Department does not mean that he is eligible for work ordered by another Department. New permission must be obtained for each job that is under a classified contract.

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