Aliens Ordered to Report Addresses to Immigration Authorities

Attorney General James P. McGranery announced last week that all aliens in the United States on the first day of January 1953 must, during the period from January 1 through 31, 1953, notify the Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization of their current addresses. He stressed the new requirement of the Immigration and Nationality Act, effective December 24, 1952, that aliens give notice of any change occurring at any time.

Under the provisions of the new Immigration and Nationality Act, aliens who fall to comply with the address notification requirements, unless they can establish that the failure was excusable or not willful, are subject to deportation. Furthermore, violations of the address notification provisions of the new law also are punishable by a fine of $200 or imprisonment for 30 days, or both.

Mr. McGranery also said that aliens who have only a temporary residence status in the United States must give notice of their address at the end of each three-month period of their stay.

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