File No. 312.93/158

Consul Edwards to the Secretary of State


There are in Juarez fully two hundred Chinese refugees that have come from Villa territory and daily arriving. The majority of them are in destitute circumstances. They are also in constant danger at being in Juarez when a change of some kind takes place. If it were possible to give them a small financial assistance I think it should be done in any case. I would be pleased to be able to state to them that in case of danger the immigration station on the American side would be open to them. It being known that these people cannot leave the country bandits regardless of faction anticipating that they have money concealed often abuse them and frequently they are killed.