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Canadian Birth of Baby Saves Parents from Deportation

December 24, 1924
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The Canadian citizenship of a Jewish child one year old saved both the baby and its mother from deportation to Poland.

Maurice D. Rosenberg, Washington representative of the Independent Order B’nai B’rith, intervened with the Canadian government, through its representative here, to permit the mother and child to return to Canada. They were arrested in northern Montana for entering the United States across the Canadian border without a visa. The Labor Department originally ordered deportation to Canada, but the Canadian Government refused to re-admit them on the ground that the husband and father, by previously leaving Canada and taking up his residence in New York, had forfeited his Canadian citizenship.

Mr. Rosenberg, proving that the child was born in Canada, was able to secure their re-admission.

The mother, who is in New York with her child, will be allowed to stay with her husband for a period of six months under bond, pending their return to Canada.

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