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To Honorable Herbert L. Davis, From Alonso S. Perales, Dec. 13, 1933

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Title

To Honorable Herbert L. Davis, From Alonso S. Perales, Dec. 13, 1933

Subject

LETTERS
PERALES, Alonso S., 1898-1960
DISCRIMINATION in employment

Description

Letter written by Alonso S. Perales on behalf of his client, Juan Padrón, in which he asks Herbert L. Davis why Padrón has been denied employment.

Creator

Perales, Alonso S.

Source

Date

1933-12-13

Rights

Content compilation of The Latino/Hispanic American Experience Leaders, Writers and Thinkers copyright 2012 by Arte Publico Historical Collections. All rights reserved.

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JPEG

Language

English

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Text

Identifier

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Transcription

[Handwritten – Illegible]
Seberino Iruegar
215 Great St
[Illegible - handwritten]


104-5 Cassiano Bldg.
Dec. 13, 1933.

Honorable Herbert L. Davis,
Acting Bexar County Relief Administrator,
San Antonio, Texas.

My dear Mr. Davis:

I am attaching hereto a letter with reference to Mr. Juan Padron who although he declared his intention to become an Americ n citizen as far back as April 11, 1932, has been denied employment by your organization. Kindly advise me immediately by letter or telephone (Garfield 2653) whether nor Mr. Padron is eligible for employment, and if so, how soon he will be returned to work. He was already employed by your Board, but was dismissed on Friday, Dec. 9, 1933, on the ground that he is an alien. His card number is 7290. It is very important that these people be informed once for all times in unmistakable terms whether or not they are eligible for employment. On the other hand, if they are eligible for employ-ment, they should not be discriminated against merely because they are Mexicans.
I am also sending you two memoranda with reference to cases of aliens who children are all American born. I want to know whether or not your Board can issue a ruling to the effect that in cases like these, a member of the family who is a United States citizen may be given employment and thus relieve the situation. As the [situation/matter – handwritten] stands now, children who are American citizens are being deprived of a fairly decent living merely because their father is an alien.
It is very important tht I have the above informa-tion this afternoon, if you can possibly let me have same, as our organization is having a meeting to-night, and I should like very much to be in a position to discuss the matter intelligently.

Thank you in advance, I remain

Sincerely yours

ASP/lg

Citation

Perales, Alonso S., “To Honorable Herbert L. Davis, From Alonso S. Perales, Dec. 13, 1933,” Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Digital Collections, accessed May 19, 2024, http://usldhrecovery.uh.edu/items/show/295.