260. Telegram 179228 From the Department of State to the Embassy in Uganda1 2

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  • Admission Stateless Asians on Parole

1. Attorney General, in reply to Secretaryʼs request, has found it would be in public interest to grant parole to stateless Ugandan Asians and has authorized under Section 212 (D) (5) of Immigration and Nationality Act the parole into US of up to 1,000 stateless Ugandan Asians.

2. Dept planning make public announcement October 2. Nothing should be said about decision until you informed release made here. Our announcement will seek to emphasize fact that up to 1,000 well qualified individuals rather than faceless block of persons will be paroled.

3. Dept has informed UK Embassy Washington.

4. For USUN—you requested notify Senator McGee.

  1. Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970–73, POL 23–10 Uganda. Limited Official Use; Immediate. Repeated Immediate to London, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Addis Ababa, Geneva, Islamabad, New Delhi, Dacca, and USUN.
  2. The Department informed the Embassy that up to 1,000 stateless Ugandan Asians would be paroled into the United States.