British Will Press French to Strengthen Laws to Halt “illegal” Migration from Europe

At the forthcoming Anglo-French conference on visaless Jewish immigration to Palestine Britain will attempt to convince France that more than mere conformity to the law is necessary to check “illegal” emigration from Europe, informed circles revealed today. The British representatives will urge strengthening of present laws, they said.

It was disclosed earlier that the French authorities promised to enforce strictly the navigation and visa laws in an effort to head off visaless immigration. No new exit visas will be issued until the authorities are satisfied that the recipients are going to their announced designations, the French said.

A Foreign Office spokesman today confirmed that Sir George Rendel, British representative on the Intergovernmental Refugee Committee, was in Paris together with a Foreign Office official. However, he denied French reports that they intended to discuss the emigration problem with French officials, asserting that they were merely interested in recruiting displaced persons for labor in Britain.

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