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Rabbis’ and Professors’ Wives Must Enter Before July 1, 1927, Says Amendment

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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The wives and unmarried children under eighteen of Rabbis or other ministers and professors of colleges, universities, academies and seminaries who entered the United States prior to July 1, 1924, must enter this country prior to July 1, 1927 in order to avail themselves of the privilege granted by the amendment to the Immigration Act passed before the adjournment of Congress. A general order to this effect was issued by the Commissioner General of Immigration. These wives and children will not be admitted if they attempt to enter after July 1, 1927.

It will be recalled that the above mentioned law was passed by Congress in order to provide for the wives and children of Rabbis and the other above mentioned classes who came to the United States leaving their families behind them prior to July 1, 1924.

The immigration quota act now in force provided only for the exemption of the wives and children of the above mentioned classes who arrived subsequent to July 1, 1924, making no provision for the wives and children of those who were admitted to America between the time of the old immigration law and the new quota act. The amendment was passed in order to take care of this situation.

The am###ent also legalizes the permanent ###ission of wives and children of the above classes who were temporarily admitted under bond pending Court and Congressional action.

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