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The Norwegian Legation to the Department of State

The Minister of Norway presents his compliments to the Secretary of State and has the honor, with reference to his note of December 28, 1931,2 to call the Secretary’s kind attention to the bill H. R. 3842, introduced in the United States House of Representatives by Mr. Dies and providing for the deportation of alien seamen.

This bill contains similar provisions to those contained in the bills introduced by Senator King and Representative Schneider during the Congress session of 1931 and is actually subject to hearings in the House Committee on Immigration.

The Minister of Norway would be grateful if the attention of the appropriate United States Authorities might be called to the serious consequences which, in the opinion of the Norwegian Government, would result for Norwegian shipping if the bill is enacted.