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Hammerling May Not Be Permitted to Enter U.S.

February 28, 1924
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The report that Louis N. Hammerling, former head of the Association of Foreign Language Newspapers, is coming to this country to raise money for a political campaign in Poland has resulted in the announcement that the Government will press proceedings pending against him to cancel his naturalization.

Morris Streusand, Assistant United States Attorney, said he would have a summons served on Hammerling when he arrives with Vincent Witos, former Premier of Poland. More than twenty requests for action on Hammerling’s case have been received recently, said Mr. Streusand.. Hammerling was naturalized here November 11, 1901. The papers were obtained fraudulently, the Government charges, because he gave his place of birth as Hawaii. The Government alleges he was born in Poland.

During the war Hammerling’s name was linked with the names of several persons accused of German propaganda.

According to Mr. Streusand he renounced his American citizenship in Poland and is returning here with a Polish passport. The Government will go ahead with its proceedings, because it has no legal evidence to show that he renounced his citizenship, Mr. Streusand explained.

It is likely that the Department of Labor will be asked to exclude Hammerling from this country as an undesirable.

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