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Only 5,230 Immigrants Admitted to United States During First Six Months of Quota Year

Only 5,230 persons were admitted to the United States under the existing immigration quotes during the first six months of the current fiscal year, Commissioner Earl G. Harrison of the Immigration and Naturalization Service reported today. The quota permits the entrance of 153,900 immigrants a year.

Including immediate families of American citizens and natives of non-quota countries, a total of 15,108 persons were admitted for permanent residence, Mr. Harrison’s report shows. Another 44,446 persons who entered this country during this period – from July to December 1943 – were non-quota immigrants such as foreign government officials, returning alien residents, travellers in transit and students. Of the 5,230 who were admitted within the immigration quota, 868 came on the German quota, 796 on the Polish, 753 on the British, 220 on the Russian and 209 on the Czechoslovakian.