811.504 Mexico/5–245

The Chargé in Mexico (Bursley) to the Secretary of State

No. 24,251

Sir: Reference is made to recent correspondence in connection with the desire of the Mexican Government to obtain from the Government of the United States assurances that the Mexican citizens now in the United States under the agreements of April 26 and April 29, 1943, would be returned to México upon the termination of hostilities over a period of six months. It will be recalled that this question was the subject of telephone conversations between an officer of the Embassy and Mr. W. G. MacLean of the Department of State; that as a result of these conversations, the Embassy was authorized to inform the Mexican Foreign Office that the Mexican workers in the United States on the cessation of hostilities would be returned to this country over a period of six months, that is, that they would be permitted to finish their contracts which, in general, are drawn up for a period of six months.

In connection with this question, I have the honor to transmit herewith a copy of the Embassy’s note No. 3710 of March 26, 1945, to the Mexican Foreign Office50 transmitting the assurances desired by the Mexican Government. It would be appreciated if copies of this note could be made available to the appropriate government agencies in Washington.

Respectfully yours,

For the Chargé d’Affaires
Sidney E. O’Donoghub

Second Secretary of Embassy
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