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1,350 Visas Allotted to Jews by Palestine Government Under New Quota; 100 to Non-jews

A total of 1,350 immigration certificates has been allotted to Jews under the quota for the three-month period ending Sept. 30,1943, it was announced here yesterday by the Palestine Government. It is estimated that a maximum of 3,000 Jews – including men, women and children – will be able to enter under this quota since persons to whom a visa is assigned are allowed to bring in their wives and children under 18. The quota also provides for 100 certificates for non-Jews.

As a result of wartime transportation difficulties and the refusal of the Balkan countries to allow Jews to emigrate, it is expected that the Jewish Agency will allot most of the new immigration certificates to refugee Jews in Turkey and to Jews from Yemen.

The previous quota, for the three months ending June 30, 1943, was 2,875 adults, plus their wives and minor children; and in addition 10,625 visas were assigned for the entry of refugee children.