340.1115A/532: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Denmark (Atherton)

63. Your 105, April 18, 5 p.m.

Bona fide American women citizens with alien husbands and unmarried minor children are to receive equal treatment, with respect to repatriation loans, as men citizens having alien wives and children. However, loans are not to be made for expenses for alien spouses and children until they are properly documented for admission into the United States, after having been found to be admissible under the immigration laws. In that connection and in amplification of last paragraph of Department’s 29, your particular attention is directed to the “public charge” provision and you are instructed that funds provided for loans are not to be used for facilitating the admission into the United States of aliens who may become objects of either public or private charity, even though they may be members of the immediate families of American citizens.
Persons resting under unrebutted presumption not entitled to protection or loans.
In the light of the above statements please submit revised estimate for loan allotment.