Immigration Tide Shrinks More Than 90 Percent in Last Three Years

Immigration in May totaled 2,479, while the number of aliens leaving the country to live permanently in foreign countries was 8,577, according to a statement by Harry E. Hull, Commissioner General of Immigration.

May immigration was 90.3 per cent below the figure for May, 1929, three years ago. Ten aliens are leaving the country for every three admitted, it is stated.

Deportations totaled 1,597, while 179 indigent aliens were returned to their native lands at their own request in May.

European countries contributed 1,449 newcomers this month, of whom 598, or 41 per cent, came from Italy; Germany with 182 was second in the list, followed by Great Britain with 109, the other countries of Europe sending less than 90 immigrants each. Canada supplied 481, Mexico, 188, and other countries 361.

Immigration as a whole declined 90.3 per cent since three years ago when the influx from all sources except Mexico was practically normal. The proportionate decrease was larger in some cases, particularly for the Irish Free State, Scandinavia, Germany, and Great Britain, while that for Italy was 68.5 per cent, and for Asia only 50.2 per cent.

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