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  • Ecuador, Satisfied with Refugees, May Open Its Doors for Post-war Immigration

    The hope that Ecuador would receive free immigration from Europe was expressed yesterday in a speech before the council of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration by S. E. Duran Ballen, Ecuadorian consul-general at New York and his country’s delegate here. Duran Bellen said he hoped that “such inhuman expressions as ‘refugees seeking protection’… More ▸

  • Ecuador to Admit 200 Jewish Children from Europe; Paraguay Will Admit 100 Children

    The President of the Ecuadorian Republic has issued an order authorizing the immigration of 200 Jewish children from Europe, it was reported here today by the Hias-Ica Emigration Association on the basis of cabled advices received from Ecuador. The Government of Paraguay has similarly agreed to admit 100 Jewish children, the cable stated. Argentine consulates… More ▸

  • New Liberal Immigration Law Goes into Effect in Ecuador

    The Ecuadoran Immigration and Aliens law went into effect today, giving this country the most liberal law of its type in the Americas. The law was published months ago but was left pending until the Agriculture, Interior and Foreign Ministries had drafted the various instruments necessary to its enactment. The law, is termed exceptionally humane… More ▸

  • Equador to Admit 17 Stranded Refugees

    A promise to admit into Equador 17 Jewish refugees stranded at Balboa and barred from entering Panama was given by Minister of Interior A. Aguilar Vazquez to a Jewish delegation heeded by Benito Edelstein, secretary of the HIAS-ICA Emigration Association. He said that although the present immigration laws did not provide for the admission of… More ▸

  • Equador Eases Immigration Curbs for Farmers, Industrialists

    A new immigration law which provides for a substantial reduction in the amount of landing deposit required from immigrants has been adopted by the National Assembly as a result of the improvement of Equador’s economic position, which is attributed to the influx of Jewish and other immigrants from Europe. The new law permits unrestricted immigration… More ▸

  • Equador Ready to Receive Jewish Farm Workers, Minister Asseris

    Equador is ready to admit Jewish agricultural workers as full-fledged immigrants, Foreign Minister Julio Tobar Domoso declared in discussing Jewish problems with Dr. A. Juris, representative of the Jewish Agency, who arrived here in the course of a South American tour. The Foreign Minister assured Dr. Juris that at the forthcoming peace conference the Equadorian… More ▸

  • Ecuador Puts Ban on Entry of All Aliens

    A sweeping ban designed to prohibit the entry of all aliens seeking to establish residence in Ecuador was announced by the Government today. The Foreign Office, in a circular letter addressed to all Ecuador consuls and consular agents in foreign countries, ordered them to abstain from issuing permanent visas to aliens. The reasons for the… More ▸

  • Paraguay, Ecuador Offer Land for Refugee Settlement

    It was reliably learned today that representatives of the Paraguayan and Ecuadoran governments have approached Sir Herbert Emerson, League of Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and director of the Intergovernmental Refugee Committee, with offers to admit ten thousand refugee families to Ecuador and 5,000 to Paraguay. Both governments have declared they would welcome commissions of… More ▸

  • Report Ecuador Offers Land for Refugee Settlement Project

    Two representatives of the Ecuador Government have arrived here with a project to settle 200 married and 300 single refugees on Government land, it was learned today. The scheme will probably be transmitted to President Roosevelt’s Advisory Committee on Political Refugees in New York for investigation. The project requires an investment of $500,000 and stipulates… More ▸