State Dept. Justifies Admission of Mosley After J. W. V. Protest

Chief Hugh N. Whitaker, of the United States Visa Office, domestic services division, today justified the admission of Fascists like Sir Oswald Mosley as consistent with national security. He said that, following Mosley’s departure, after a recent address at the University of Buffalo, there has been no reversal of the State Department’s original view.

Mr. Whitaker published the Government’s stand on admission of foreign anti-Semites in a letter to Joseph F. Barr, national executive-director of the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. Mr. Barr, meanwhile, was informed by other sources in the State Department that only three organizations or individuals in the United States, including the JWV, had protested to the Department against the Mosley visa. The Department concluded that public opinion accepted the issuance of visas to ex-Nazis, Fascists, and other anti-Semites to a greater extent than it did in the emotional climate following World War II.

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