New York (Oct. 3)
Approximately 146,000 aliens, who would normally have been admitted to the United States were refused immigration visas during the fiscal year ending June 30th, because of the more rigid enforcement of the public charge provision of the immigration law, it is announced in a letter from Secretary of State Stimson addressed to President Hoover, which has been made public yesterday.
This sharp reduction in immigration admissions places the number of immigrants who entered the United States in the past year 88 per cent. below the quota allotments. During this twelve-month period only 48,528 visas were issued for quota immigrants, while the annual allotments amounted to 153,714. The policy of strictly limiting immigration was initiated by President Hoover’s announcement in September 1930, that during the economic depression in America, the number of immigrants admitted must be curtailed.