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Immigration Laws Split Jewish Family

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The Palestine immigration laws have caused a tragic split in a Jewish family of five just arrived from Thrace, from which it had been expelled during the recent Turkish anti-Jewish excesses.

A little girl in the family was found by the authorities to be feeble-minded, and was refused admission. Permission was extended to the others to land.

The mother, however, refused to leave her child on board the ship while she and her husband and the two other children settled in Palestine. Consequently only the father landed, and the mother and her brood returned to Constantinople. Efforts made with the Chief Secretariat of Palestine were unavailing.

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