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Suspend Issue of Polish Visas

February 15, 1923
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Appeals from relatives in America to the American Consul at Warsaw for visas to their passports are futile, Congressman Isaac Siegel was informed by the State Department today. No further visas will be issued to new Polish applicants until after July 1, 1924 unless the new relatives exemption measure proposed by the House immigration bill is passed, as visas for quotas of 1923 up to July 1, 1924 have already been given.

Congressman Siegel was also informed that the number of Gentile Russians applying for visas is fast growing. A number approximating fifty per cent of those applying for visas in Russia are non-Jews. This proportion is expected to further cut the number of Jews entering the U.S.

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