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May Admit Immigrants Who Arrived Too Early

September 5, 1923
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Commissioner of Immigration Henry H. Curran yesterday telegraphed Commissioner General of Immigration W.H. Husband at Washington recommending that the 1,875 immigrants who arrived on steamers which came into the U.S. territory a few seconds or minutes before the September quota began, be admitted in the September quotas.

The immigrants on account of their arrival a bit too early are scheduled for deportation, but hope is expressed now that Commissioner Curran’s recommendation that the immigrants be admitted will be approved by Washington. More than 500 Jewish immigrants are involved in the dispute over the “Esthonia” alone.

The Immigration Department announced yesterday that among the countries whose September quotas are already exhausted are Palestine, Egypt and “other Asia”.

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