Contrary to an opinion that prevails in some circles, the Unite States of America is still the largest Jewish immigration country. Official figures just issued by the Bureau of Immigration of the U. S. Department of Labor, and which have been carefully analyzed by the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society, most conclusively show that the number of Jewish immigrants arriving in this country is considerably larger than the number of non-Jewish immigrants coming from the same countries in Europe from which these Jews hail, such as Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Roumania and Latvia.
In the month of May, there arrived on these shores 913 Jews, 439 Poles, 100 Russians and 362 from all other nations which are not enumerated, such as Lithuania, Latvia and Roumania because of the small quotas. The official figures also state that from July, 1929 to May, 1930, there came to this country 10,800 Jews, 4,607 Poles, 1,527 Russians and 5,743 of all other nations not enumerated separately. This means that during the period referred to the number of Jewish immigrants was approximately 1,000 less than all the other nationalities mentioned.
When, in addition, the fact is taken into account that in the same period, that is from July, 1929 to May, 1930, there departed from this country 1,726 Poles, 451 Russians, 3,018 of all other nationalities and that only 277 Jews returned to their respective native countries, the number of Jewish immigrants who remained in the country is hence twice as large as the number of immigrants of all other nationalities mentioned which have settled here permanently.