The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Wilson.


Yours of the 8th. Commerce and Labor makes reply:

In reply to your letter ninth instant inclosing copy of cablegram from minister at Brussels, payment passage of aliens by state agent will not necessarily operate to bring about their rejection, but will place on them the burden of establishing that they are not likely to become public charges. They will be examined, of course, upon arrival at a port of this country under all provisions of law applicable.