Romanians in U.S.A. - WW-II 1943
SOURCE: Excerpt from letter to Cy Sulzberger of The New York Times bureau in London from Dimitri Dimancescu in which various topics are covered including a profile of 'Roumanians' in America (Feb. 1, 1943)

Roumanian citizens in the U.S.A. are not allowed to undertake any political activities, more so, since they have become tolerated enemy aliens.
The American-Roumanians have tried very hard to prove their devotion to the United States by doing whatever is expected from any 100 per cent American.
In spite of this they could not help getting involved in a purely Roumanian issue, that of ex-King Carol. They denounced him in their Roumanian language press, called mass meetings to oppose his entry into the U.S.A. and have obtained from the State Department a refusal to grant the necessary visa to Carol.
The great majority of them being of Transylvanian origin have shown no interest in the fate of Bessarabia, but have voiced protests against the loss of "their own" Transylvania.
They represent indirectly a political potentiality so far as the future of Roumania is concerned. Being about 250,000 in number and the great majority of them workers in now War factories, the American Government could not sponsor any war settlement, which will hit hard the Mother Country of that many American citizens.
A small group of them, centered around Detroit, are communists, with the "Romanul American" as their official organ (financed in the past by Moscow).
That group was looked upon with distrust by the great majority of American-Roumanians. "America", the Roumanian tri-weekly published in Cleveland was carrying a continuous feud with the communist "Romanul American" of Detroit.
Since Russia has become an ally of the U.S.A., the feud has been patched-up, on the surface, with the result that the "Romanul American", well provided now with special features from Moscow is gaining much of the ground which "America" of Cleveland is loosing rapidly.
From the purely Roumanian point of view, this gain of prestige of the communist "Romanul American" of Detroit (which applauded the recovery of Bessarabia by Soviet Russia) might affect the reaction of all the American-Roumanians if the issue of Bessarabia will be raised soon and put up as arbitrage of the U.S.A. We fear that the communist "Romanul American" will continue to side with any claims of Russia at the expense of Roumania.