An order issued from Washington has brought to a successful close the fight of fifteen years on the part of Esther Kaplan against deportation to the Ukraine.
When Esther Kaplan arrived in the United States in 1911 she was allowed to land with her parents, but she was detained at Ellis Island on the charge of mental deficiency. She remained at Ellis Island over a year, during which time she was placed on steamers twice to be deported, but each time she was taken off the steamer through a habeas corpus. Her case was taken through various courts and she continued to remain in the United States on furnishing bonds.
It has now finally been established that Esther Kaplan is not mentally deficient, her condition having been due to a fright resulting from a pogrom which she witnessed when she was a child.
Her father has furnished bond in the sum of $3,000 as a guarantee that his daughter will not become a public charge.