Wahington's Stepchild: The Refugee

Wagg, Alfred
April 1941
New Republic;4/28/41, Vol. 104 Issue 17, p592
Focuses on the stand of the U.S. in solving the refugee problem. View that solving the refugee problem is an essential part of the war effort, especially since Germany is now fighting by means of the war of refugees; Recognition of the refugee problem as a political problem by the President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a conference in 1938 with the thirty-three nations; Pledge of the U.S. through the Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees, to assist England in resettling refugees; Report that a majority of the refugees are proved opponents of the Nazi regime; Help offered by the Dominican Republic government for the organized resettlement; View that the refugee effort has been at best a stepchild in Washington, to be beaten and buffeted, and at worst a football for anti-Semitism and for petty bureaucrats, including those who take delight in sabotaging the President's program just because it is his; Report that the refugee problem not only means positive help for Great Britain but defense against Germany's war by refugees; Objectives of the German Dictator Adolf Hitler's strategy of war by refugees; Need for a refugee policy in the interest of the U.S. democracy.


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