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U.S. Will Tighten Screening of Dp’immigrants to “weed Out” Fraudulent Cases

January 30, 1947
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Screening of displaced persons in the American zones of Germany and Austria applying for admission to the U.S. will be tightened to eliminate fraudulent cases, a high immigration official today disclosed to a representative of HIAS.

Immigration authorities recognize that this “wesding out” process may slow down the DP immigration program, but the State Department feels that the program is “moving along satisfactorily,” with 12,000 visas issued to date and with many priests, rabbis and professors entering as non-quota immigrants.

The immigration official also held out the hope that by the middle of next month transportation will have caught up with the backlog of DP’s stranded at Bramen. He pointed out that immigration ships are “following each other pretty closely now.” Unless scheduled ships are disabled, the DP program should be able to avoid future shipping bottlenecks such as the one which held up over 2,000 persons at Bramen last fall, the official said.

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