Total of Immigration to U.S. in November Second Lowest in Century

With one month’s exception immigration into the United States during the month of November was the lowest it has been for more than a century, as only 2,006 immigrants entered during the month, according to the Bureau of Immigration, report made available by the Department of Labor. The low point in immigration since 1831 was set in February, 1932, when only 1,984 aliens entered the United States.

Total immigration for 1932 will undoubtedly be the lowest it has been for any year since 1831, it was stated orally at the Bureau of Immigration. An average of 1,886 persons a month were admitted in the previous low year. The average for 1832 was 5,000 immigrants a month, the Bureau records show.

A total of 8,031 resident aliens migrated abroad during November, according to the Bureau. The ratio of approximately four aliens migrating for each alien entering was maintained during most of 1932, it was pointed out.

The following additional information was provided:

Existing immigration restrictions have caused a marked decline in immigration since 1930. The decline in November from the corresponding month in 1931 was 30.8 per cent, while the reduction in November, 1931, from the November, 1930, figure was 68.5 per cent.

A comparison of present immigration figures with those of 20 years ago reveals the fact that the daily arrivals of immigrants into New York at that time was one and one-half times the number now admitted monthly at that port.

Herman W. Brams, Newark lawyer, has been installed as State Commander of the New Jersey Department of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States. The installation exercises were conducted by J. Fredman, National Commander.

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