Departures from U.S. Three Fold As Large As Immigrant Entries in Fiscal Year
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Departures from U.S. Three Fold As Large As Immigrant Entries in Fiscal Year

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Alien departures from the United States numbered a total three times as large as the number of new immigrants admitted as permanent residents during the past fiscal year, according to a statement issued yesterday by Secretary of Labor Doak.

“During the fiscal year ended June 30, 1932,” the statement said, “only 35,576 permanent immigrants were admitted, and 103,295 alien residents left the United States with the expressed intention of making their homes in other countries. In other words, alien emigration exceded immigration by 67,719.

“A comparison with corresponding figures for the preceding fiscal year is exceedingly interesting. In that year 97,139 immigrants were admitted, as against 61,882 who departed permanently from the United States. Thus for the fiscal year just ended we show an increase of departures over admissions of 67,719 as compared with an increase of 35,257 admissions over departures for the preceding year.

“This is the first year in the history of the country when the number of aliens permanently departing from the United States exceeded the arrivals. During this period 19,426 were formally deported, 2,637 aliens who had become destitute within three years after arrival were returned to their native countries by the department, and 10,750 aliens who were apprehended and found to be subject to deportation were permitted to depart at their own expense without formal deportation.

“Therefore, it will be seen that the department directly caused 32,813 aliens, who were here lawfully or who had fallen into distress, to depart from the country. In addition, it has been variously estimated that thousands of other aliens left the country on their own initiative in preference to apprehension and subsequent deportation.”

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