Secretary of Labor Lavis has refused to communicate his decision regarding the departure of Jewish immigrants held for deportation and whom the Canadian Government has consented to admit until the re-opening of the Russian immigration quota in the United States.
Secretary Davis told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency he must first have before him the exact order of the Canadian Government, of which he has not yet received official information.
"I must decline to commit myself as there are too many rumors circulating concerning the attitude of the Department towards certain classes of people", said Mr. Davis referring presumably to the recent report that he had given a verbal undertaking to allow the immigrants to proceed to Canada if the latter would admit them. He stated, however, that he would take the matter up immediately upon receipt of the order.
Montreal, November 30 ( J.T.A.) Jewish Colonization Association Guaratees Immigrants won’t be Public Charge in Canada
A guarantee that none of the Jewish immigrants who are held for deportation on Ellis Island and whom Canada is willing to admit will fall as a public charge of Canada was given by the representative of the Jewish Colonic Association here. The ICA in addition guarantees that in company of them will have to be deported she will bear the expenses.
The immigrants will be admitted as tourists on the understanding that each immigrant will be obliged to send in an application for admission in the United States as soon as the new Russian quota opens. Each immigrant will also have to pay an admission tax of $10.
New York, November 30 (J.T.A.) Canada’s consent to admit deportees not withstanding fifty of the Jewish-immigrants will be put on the Olympic tomorrow and deported. One hundred and forty excess quota immigrants were similarly deported last Saturday on the Majestic.
The representative of the Canadian Immigration Department on Ellis Island is understood to have been informed by his government of its decision to admit the deportees. He is said to be in touch with Secretary Davis to secure his permission for the departure of the immigrants.
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