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President Truman Sends Special Envoy to Europe to Study Refugee Prefugee Problems There

Earl G. Harrison, former U. S. Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization, is leaving today for Europe as President Truman’s personal representative to study the position of refugees in France, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland and other countries.

Mr. Harrison will pay special attention to the problem of “stateless” refugees and those who refuse to return to their native lands. He may also visit refugee camps in Germany and Austria in order to personally talk to the refugees and learn of their hopes and intentions.

Mr. Harrison succeeded Myron C. Taylor as U.S. representative on the Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees. He will confer with officials of the committee in London soon after completing his survey of the European continent, and will discuss with them plans to care for the racial, religious and political refugees who cannot return to their homes.

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