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State Dept. Issues Figures on Status of Immigrant Quotas

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The Department of State has just announced the status of the immigrant quota during the period from June 30 to approximately the end of October. In the cases of some Asiatic countries which require considerable time for reports to come in, the period ended in early October.

The immigration statistics show that the greatest number of immigrants to date have come from Germany with a total of 19,972. Great Britain and Northern Ireland follow with 12,724 immigrants, and the Irish Free State sent the third greatest number, with 10,888.

Fifteen countries failed to send any immigrants to the United States during this period.

Among the countries listed in the figures issued by the State Department are:

France, which has a quota of 3,954 has been granted 1,552 visas, leaving a balance of 2,412; 19,972 visas have been issued against Germany’s quota of 51,227, leaving a balance of 31,255. Great Britain and Northern Ireland have a balance of 21,383, having been granted 17,724 visas against a quota of 34,007. Poland, with a quota of 5,982 has received 2,319, with a balance of 3,663. Russia has a balance of 1,367, having been granted 881 visas of its quota of 2,248. The smaller quotas have had visas applied against them as follows: Hungary, quota 473, 163 visas granted leaving 310; Iraq, 96 granted, 46 remaining; Lithuania 344 quota, 123 granted, 221 remaining; Palestine, quota 100, 77 granted, 23 remaining; Roumania quota 603, 194 granted, 410 remaining.

Rabbi C. H. Pitkowsky, leader of the Hebrew Congregation in Wellington, New Zealand, who is touring this country, is now in New York. Rabbi Pitkowsky in speaking of the Jewish institutions in his country stated that they were growing slowly. He said the Jewish population of Wellington was 1,300.

At a meeting of the Immigration Restriction League in New York City, Mrs. Catherine Parker Clivette, President, asked for drastic restriction of immigration.

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