J. D. B. News Letter

Immigration continues to decrease, 2,079 immigrant aliens having been admitted in July, 1932, as compared with 2,586 for the previous month, a decline of 507, or 19.6 per cent, according to a statement issued by Harry F. Hull, Commissioner of Immigration.

The drop since a year ago was 1,095, or 34.5 per cent, 3,174 immigrants having entered in July, 1931. Immigration to this country during the last fiscal year was at the rate of 2,965 a month; in the preceding year the monthly average was 8,095, and in 1930 it was 20,142, says Mr. Hull.

“Of the immigrants admitted in July last, 981 came from European countries, principally Italy, Germany, and Great Britain, in the order given; Canada supplied 632, Mexico 210, Central and South America 85, and other countries 171. Over 80 per cent of these newcomers for permanent residence in the United States were women, others under 22 years of age; and male adults from 45 to 60 years of age and over. The females outnumbered the males by about 7 to 5.

“Aliens of all classes admitted in July, 1932, as compared with the average for the corresponding month of the preceding five years, decreased from 31,438 to 12,613, or 60 per cent,” it is pointed out. “All classes of admissions under the Immigration Act of 1924 show a decline, particularly the three principal ones for permanent residence in this country. The number of natives of non-quota countries, mainly Canada and Mexico, dropped 89 per cent; quota immigrants, 88 per cent; and husbands, wives, and unmarried children of American citizens, 78 per cent.

“Eleven alien residents of the United States are now leaving for intended future perm### residence in a foreign country for every two immigrants admitted. In July last, 11,328 emigrants departed, an increase of 2,720, or 31.6 per cent, above the monthly average number of permanent departures during the last fiscal year. A total of 59,298 American citizens departed during the month, the major portion—45,395— 20,487 male and 24,908 female—embarking at the port of New York, being mostly tourists bound for European points. In the corresponding month a year ago, when 46,961 citizens left the country, 34,639 departed via New York; two years ago the figures for July were 55,366 for all ports and 39,426 for New York. During July last, 28,006 citizens arrived from foreign countries, 19,451 of whom landed at our principal seaport, compared with 30,944 and 22,442, respectively, for

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