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Although the Polish and Russian quotas were announced as exhausted some time ago, a ruling by the Department of Labor now makes possible the entry of 2,500 immigrants from Poland approximately and 1,500 from Russia.
The opening of the immigration doors to this additional number is due to a reclassification by the Labor Department of Pinsk and Eastern Galicia as part of Poland. Immigrants from Poland therefore may take advantage of the unfilled quotas of these regions, which is estimated as still having openings for 2500 persons.
The Labor Department also announced that following a conference of Secretaries Hughes, Hoover and Davis, it has been decided to admit Russians charging the number of admissibles against the Bessarabian quota.
This latter decision with regard to Bessarabia which was contingent upon whether Bessarabia is Russian or Roumanian territory is finally determined. Meanwhile Russian immigrants may take advantage or the unfilled Bessarabian quota which is estimated at 1,500.
In conformity with the new rulings, the Secretary of Labor telegraphed to Ellis Island ordering the admission of 100 immigrants from Poland and several hundred from Russia held for deportation.
The reclassification was urged by Congressman Isaac Siegel of New York.
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