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The Belgian Embassy to the Department of State



The Embassy of Belgium has been charged by the Government of the King with the honor of calling the kind attention of the Department of State to certain provisions of a bill introduced in the Senate by Senator King and in the House by Mr. Schneider and which is entitled “A bill to provide for the deportation of certain alien seamen and for other purposes”.

Without entering into the details of this bill the apparent aim of which is to enforce the present regulations in immigration matters, the Embassy of the King takes the liberty to observe that it seems to go contrary to certain customs generally accepted in international law and that its application would create the most serious difficulties for Belgian ships frequenting United States ports.