The Ambassador in Mexico (Daniels) to the Secretary of State
[Received 3:10 p.m.]
141. General Nicolas Rodriquez head of the Gold Shirt Movement in Mexico was arrested last night by the President’s orders and sent under escort by airplane to Ciudad Juarez this morning, due to arrive about noon. The purpose of the arrest was to expel him from the country and we understand that he will be placed at the border at Ciudad Juarez for the purpose of entering the United States as soon as possible as being politically undesirable in Mexico.[Page 779]
The Mexican military authorities have expressed the hope informally to the Military Attaché that our authorities will allow him to enter the United States immediately. I recommend that this be done.