840.48 Refugees/3428: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Spain (Hayes)

1172. Reference Barcelona’s 89, November 3, 3 [5] p.m.,43 concerning pressure by Spanish authorities to compel male refugees return to France. You are instructed to make suitable informal representations to the Spanish Government designed to prevent or delay the expulsion or the return to France of any bona fide refugees. You may express to the Spanish Government the hope of the Government of the United States that Spain will offer further temporary refuge to these persecuted persons.

This is intended to include other refugees who may enter Spain from France in the immediate future.

Inform Barcelona confidentially, referring to that office’s telegram above-mentioned.

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