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Although it is estimated that under the proposed amended immigration bill which is being sponsored in official circles, the number of immigrants admissible will be increased to at least 12,000 more, the number of Jewish immigrants is expected to be cut to one half and perhaps one third of the present total.
The new immigration bill is based on the year 1890 when the immigration from Eastern Europe was small while that from Northern Europe was at its height. The bill is thus intended to foster northern European and cut east European immigration.
It is officially estimated that under the new bill the Russian quota will thus be cut from 21,613 (the present quota) to 7,300. The Italian quota will also be reduced from 42,000 to 7,300.
It is generally believed in Washington political circles that the new bill is certain to pass.
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