Truman Executive Order 10003 Regarding Investigation of Displaced Persons
(October 4, 1948)
Executive order signed by President Truman giving the Displaced Persons Commission authority to investigate the eligibility for admission to the United States of displaced persons.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10003
PROVIDING FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF AND REPORT ON DISPLACED PERSONS SEEKING ADMISSION INTO THE UNITED STATES
By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 10 of the Displaced Persons Act of 1948, approved June 25, 1948, and as President of the United States, it is ordered as follows:
1. the Displaced Persons Commission is hereby designated as the agency which shall, subject to the provisions of paragraph 2 hereof, make or prepare the investigations and written reports required by section 10 of the Displaced Persons Act of 1948 regarding the character, history, and eligibility under the said Act of displaced persons seeking admission into the United States.
2. The Department of State, the Department of the Army, and such other agencies of the Government as the Displaced Persons Commission may request, shall, in accordance with arrangements agreed upon between the Commission and any such department or agency, furnish the Commission such assistance as it may need in carrying out its responsibilities under paragraph 1 of this order.
HARRY S. TRUMAN
THE WHITE HOUSE,
October 4, 1948
Source: Harry S. Truman Library & Museum.