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Canada to Admit Jewish Deportees from U.S.

November 28, 1923
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The Canadian Government has consented to admit all of the several hundred. Jewish immigrants ordered deported by the United States Immigration authorities because they came in excess of the Russian quota.

Acceding to the plea by Jewish representatives of Canada and of the United States, the Canadian Immigration authorities decided to admit the deportees as tourists until the opening of the new Russian quota in July, 1924.

United States Secretary of Labor Davis having agreed to permit the detained immigrants to go to Canada instead of being returned to the place whence they sailed for the United States, those of the immigrants still detained on Ellis Island and who were to be deported Saturday, will in all likelihood be detained long enough for arrangements to be made for the transportation to a Canadian port.

The appeal on behalf of the deportees was lodged by a Canadian delegation including Lyon Cohen, President of the United Jewish Organizations of Canada, S. W. Jacobs, member of Parliament and R. H. Wolofsky of Montreal.

The suggestion that Canada be asked to admit the deportees was made by Joseph Barondess, a member of the delegation of the American Jewish Congress following the delegation’s visit to Secretary Davis pleading for the temporary admission of the immigrants. The American Jewish Congress later deputed Mr. Barondess to proceed to Canada, and he was in the delegation that waited on the Ministey of Immigration from whom the consent to admit the immigrants was obtained.

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