National Affairs: North of the Border

Last week, by order of the State Department, the line between the U. S. and Canada suddenly became a fence. Put into force July 1, the order stopped any alien from entering the U. S. unless he had a passport and visa, or a "workers' commuter" card. U. S. citizens needed no passport to enter Canada, did need documentary proof of their citizenship to get back.

Immigration offices, consulates were unprepared to handle the sudden rush of border migrants. Mrs. Emma R. Anderson, of Windsor, argued hopelessly that she had to get across to Detroit, where she owned a furnished apartment. Only...

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