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Nrs Resumes Resettlement of Refugees with Approval of Federal Authorities

January 20, 1942
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The National Refugee Service today announced the resumption of its resettlement activities, following clarification by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York of the Federal regulations governing travel and change of abode, for Jewish refugees subject to “enemy alien” control.

During December the agency suspended resettlement plans for all refugees affected by the “enemy alien” regulations, but continued its activities for Polish, Czechoslovakian and other emigres from non-enemy countries. The NRS reports a continued interest by communities in resettlement, and at present plans are proceeding to resettle a number of families whose departure had been held back. Persons wishing to be resettled must fill out the customary travel form, stating as the reason for traveling the desire to change their permanent residence, and submit it to the U. S. Attorney. The National Refugee Service has been informed that permission will be given except in certain instances where the U.S. Attorney feels that it would be undesirable at this time.

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