Truman Executive Order 10131 Regarding Investigation of Displaced Persons
(June 16, 1950)
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 of German origin.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10131
PROVIDING FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF AND REPORT ON DISPLACED PESONS AND PERSONS OF GERMAN ETHNIC ORIGIN 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 (62 Stat. 1009), as amended and extended by Public Law 555, 81st Congress, Second Session, approved June 16, 1950, 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 sections 10 and 12 of the Displaced Persons Act of 1948, as amended, regarding the character, history, and eligibility under the said Act of eligible displaced persons and persons of German ethnic origin 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.
3. This order shall take effect immediately and shall supersede Executive Order No. 10003 of October 4, 1948, (1) entitled "Providing for the Investigation of and Report on Displaced Persons Seeking Admission into the United States."
HARRY S. TRUMAN
THE WHITE HOUSE,
June 16, 1950
Source: Harry S. Truman Library & Museum.