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Ecuador Welcomes Immigrants Aiding Her Economy, Ruler Declares

February 9, 1938
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The Ecuadorean Republic repudiates Nazi and racial philosophies and welcomes all immigrants who aid her economy, Col. Alberto Enriquez, head of Ecuador’s provisional military government, has declared.

Replying to an appeal telegraphed by Bertha Singerman, Argentine Jewish diseuse, for revocation of an order for deportation of several hundred Jews, Col. Enriquez stated in a telegram that his government was free from “foreign doctrines” and had not issued the decree in order to discriminate against any race.

“Ecuador,” he said, “welcomes all foreigners, no matter to what race or nation they belong, who come into the country to work at agriculture or useful industries, instead of increasing the number of unemployed, or enlarging the parasitic trade, which brings no benefits to the citizens in general.”

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