Names Found Cause of Trouble—hias
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Names Found Cause of Trouble—hias

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Changes in names by Jewish immigrants after their arrival in the United States often creates difficulties in the process of naturalization, a bulletin issued by the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) reports.

It is pointed out that when applying for citizenship papers the records of arrival must be verified. It very often happens that the applicant will give the name adopted after arriving to this country. The result is that no such name can be found among the records at the immigration stations or on the ships’ manifests. And, accordingly, the application for citizenship is turned down.

A girl who is to be married to an American citizen should state in the marriage license the name under which she arrived not the name which she may have adopted. This will avoid difficulties when she applies for citizenship after marriage.

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