The Netherlands Legation to the Department of State
With reference to the Department of State’s memorandum of January 16, 1932, No. 150.071 Control/116,4 the Netherland Legation has the honor to inform the Department that it has come to its knowledge that on the 9th of May, hearings were held by the House Committee on Immigration on the subject of the Bill marked B. H. [H. R.] 3842, introduced by Mr. Dies, providing for the deportation of certain alien seamen and for other purposes.
As the Bill in question is to all intents and purposes identical to the Bill S–202, referred to in this Legation’s memorandum of January 2, 1932, No. 8,5 the Netherland Legation has the honor to draw the attention of the Department of State to the fact that all the observations made in that memorandum apply to the proposal under consideration.
In view of the above, the Royal Netherland Government would highly appreciate it if full consideration could be given by the United States Government and Congress to the very important Netherland interests which would be endangered by the enactment of the Bill in question (H. R. 3842).
A copy of this Legation’s memorandum of January 2, 1932, No. 8, is added hereto.