840.48 Refugees/4136: Airgram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Mexico (Messersmith)

A–2340. Reference our 1325 August 16. We understand that the Poles are now planning to clear formally with the Mexican Government concerning the entry of a second group of refugees in a number not to exceed 750, this group to be composed predominantly of orphaned children now said to be in Karachi. An appropriate proportion of competent adults to act as escorts will accompany the party.

Polish representatives here are making inquiries in India to ascertain definitely that children can be brought from Karachi to Bombay in sufficient time to take advantage of next transport. If present plans eventuate this contingent would arrive Mexico during latter part of October. We anticipate definite word from India and from [Page 343] our own navy about the end of this week. Will advise you just as soon as plans appear to be definite.