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Idgescom to Facilitate Emigration from Russia

June 5, 1923
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An American branch of the Emigration Relief Section of the All Russian Relief Committee (Yidgescom) was opened in New York today, says an announcement by the Idgescom.

The Immigrants Relief Section which has branches in the largest cities of Soviet Russia. Whit Russia and Ukraine, as well as in border cities are intended to provide information, legal and medical assistance to residents in Russia desiring to join their relatives in America. In this work the Idgescom has the full support of the Russian Government departments concerned, the announcement states.

The American branch of this section of the Yidgescom, it is said, is intended to assist relatives in America desirous of bringing immigrants to this country by supplying them with information and other forms of help. The Idgescom announcement states the Soviet Government does not obstruct the departure of those who are proceeding to join their relatives in America. All Russian citizens can obtain, without difficulty, permission to leave Russia by applying for an “emigration passport”.

The American branch of the Yidgescom undertakes to facilitate emigration from Russia and to forward steamship tickets from here to the Idgescom offices in Russia.

A warning against “stealing” frontiers is contained in the Idgescom announcement. Emigrants from Russia chosing this means of departure are exposed to attacks by bandits and swindling agents, it is declared.

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