NEW YORK (Dec. 21)
The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society today warned refugees and migrants not to attempt to enter Germany without proper authorizations, because of the Bonn Government’s declared intention of arresting all “illegal” entrants. The warning, issued by Ben Touster, president of the Society, said:
“Because of the declared policy of the Bonn Government to arrest all persons who enter Germany without proper authorizations and documents, HIAS warns all refugees and migrants seeking to enter Germany to first obtain proper visas, as it will be virtually impossible for our Society to help persons who disregard the German immigration laws.
“Many transmigrants have entered Germany with the hopes of obtaining visas to overseas countries, and are facing utter disappointment. HIAS warns all persons seeking to immigrate to countries overseas to first obtain bona fide visas to the countries of immigration before leaving their countries of residence. ” Mr, Touster’s statement was released in Western Europe and Israel.