Havana (Aug. 23)
Emigration of Jews from Cuba is assuming a systematic form, owing to the difficulties of earning a livelihood as a result of the general economic depression.
At the same time, immigration of Jews to Cuba has shown a marked decrease for the same reason and also because of the stricter regulations applied to the admission of immigrants.
Under the present law, an immigrant must be able to show a capital of $500 before his entry is assured.
Last week a group of 60 Jews left to return to Europe, the majority of them being Polish Jews. Members of the group had lived in Cuba for about five years.
Fear is expressed lest the present rate of emigration continue which, it is believed, would in a year’s period reduce the Jewish population here to such small numbers that no Jewish life would be possible.