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Attorney General Says Alien Registration Act Still in Force; Aliens Urged to Register

Attorney General J. Howard McGrath today called attention to the fact that the Alien Registration Act of 1940 is still in force. He said that the persons who are subject to this law are:

1. Aliens who have been in the United States more than 29 days, unless regulations provide a later date. All such persons must arrange to be registered if required by the Alien Registration Act unless they have previously been registered.

2. Aliens temporarily in this country who are required to be registered must notify the Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization, Washington, D.C., of their address every three months whether or not the address has changed.

3. Aliens who have been admitted for permanent residence must notify the Commissioner of any change of address or new address within five days of the change.

A.R. Mackey, Acting Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization, cautioned all persons coming within the provisions of that law that failure to comply with such provisions will subject them to prosecution and punishment, Mr. Mackey also said that a printed postcard notice form should be used in making these reports. This card may be obtained at any Immigration and Naturalization Service Office or any United States Post Office.