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Brazil’s New Immigration Laws Will Be Free from Discrimination Against Any Race

The new immigration law which is now being considered by the government of Brazil, will be free from discrimination against any race or religion, Foreign Minister Villoso of Brazil assured Jacob Landau, managing director of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, who arrived here today after a short stay in Brazil.

“Brazil has solved her racial problem,” the Minister declared. “The Nazis tried hard but did not succeed in stirring up racial prejudice.” He confirmed that the Brazilian Government has agreed to admit 600 or more refugee children from Europe. The details, he said, are being worked out with representatives of the Jewish Community.

Francisco Filho, director of the exchange division of the Bank of Brazil, promised that every consideration will be given to German anti-Nazis who, like the Nazis, were obliged to place ten to thirty percent of their funds at the disposal of the Bank of Brazil. Filho suggested that a committee of responsible men compile a list of German anti-Nazis in the country for his consideration.