IMMIGRATION: Reprieve

Though it huffed and puffed, the Government still could not budge a pert, German-born woman named Ellen Knauff last week. For 22 months she had been clinging precariously to her flimsy foothold in the U.S.

She had come to the U.S. to get her American citizenship after marrying a naturalized U.S. combat veteran in Germany after the war. She was stopped at Ellis Island by Justice's Immigration and Naturalization Service, which announced that she was a bad security risk, and stood on its legal right to give no details. Immigration prepared to send Mrs. Knauff back to Europe.

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