NEW YORK (Mar. 18)
A 38-year-old woman, who claims she and her 12-year-old daughter are Jewish, was on a two-week Caribbean cruise today on the Israeli liner, the Shalom, which she and her daughter boarded in Haiti as stowaways.
Mrs. Evelyn Marigliano, who was born in Hungary, and her daughter, who was born in France, boarded the liner in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, last Thursday in the mistaken belief it was bound for Israel where she seeks entry as a Jew. When the Shalom docked in New York, U. S. immigration officials refused to allow her to land last Monday because the only document she had was an expired French passport. The officials described the pair as persons “without a country.”
Officials of the Zim Line, owners of the Shalom, said that she and her daughter had been assigned a cabin and that Mrs. Marigliano had been given “housekeeping duties” for the duration of the cruise. The officials said that Israeli authorities were investigating the woman’s claims to entry under the Law of the Return. If the claim is accepted, they added, the woman and her daughter could leave the Shalom in Israel, for which it will sail April 1 after returning to New York from the current cruise.