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Labor Department Gives Palestine Immigration Figures

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Although a total of 13,910 immigrants entered Palestine in 1926, there was a net increase of immigrants for that year of only 4,481, since 9,429 persons left Palestine, according to a statement issued by the department of Labor here, discussing immigration conditions in foreign countries. The statement added that of the total number of person who departed from Palestine in 1926. 82 per cent were immigrants who had entered the country during that year.

The statement also disclosed that in an attempt to curb the flow of emigration from Lithuania, the Lithuanian Government has forbidden the posting and publication of matter which might tend to encourage emigration. Despite this measure, it is said that large numbers of Lithuanians continue to depart for Brazil and Argentina.

The Labor’s Department’s statement also gives the following information:

The Director of Emigration of Poland has been visiting Argentina to study emigration conditions in that country, and it is said he plans to return to Poland in order to bring to Argentina a party of Polish farmers who will settle in Missiones, Corrientes and Rio Negro.

In contrast to the increase in the total German emigration during the past three years, from 58,328 in 1924 to 62,828 in 1925, and 64,985 in 1926, there has been a decrease in the emigration from southwest Germany (Witertemberg and Baden) from 10,897 in 1924 to 9,736 in 1925 and 9,279 in 1926.

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