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Old Emigres Consume Russia’s Immigration Quota

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Would-be emigrants from Russia, awaiting transportation to the United States within the limitations of the elusive immigration quota are distressed because the annual Russian quota of over 24,000 is swallowed by Russians residing outside of Russia, leaving few opportunities for the Russian population.

It is pointed out that within the recent months 5000 Russians proceeded from Roumania, 3,000 from Latvia, 2,000 from Poland, 1,000 from Constantiople, 1,000 from Kowno, and about 500 from Danzig, all of whom were charged against the Russian quota. In addition 5,000 emigrants from Argentine, Cuba and Mexico were admitted in the United States and charged to Russia’s annual quota. This left only 4,100 places under the quota for Russians actually in Russia.

There is danger also of the American visa upon Russian passports expiring while emigrants await admission in countries outside Russia and emigration authorities have found it necessary to warn emigrants against proceeding to Mexico and Cuba where, while awaiting admission to the United States they are exposed to additional hardships because of the difficulties of earning a livelihood in those places.

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