13,502 Jews Admitted to U.S. As Permanent Immigrants in Period Ending June 30, 1929
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13,502 Jews Admitted to U.S. As Permanent Immigrants in Period Ending June 30, 1929

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Thirteen thousand five hundred and two Jews were admitted permanently into the United States as immigrants during the fiscal year ended June 30, 1929, according to the annual report of the Commissioner General of Immigration made public here. This corrects previous figures published on this subject, which were erroneous owing to a misunderstanding of statistical tabulations included in the Commissioner’s report. The present figures have been verified by the Statistical Division of the Bureau of Immigration.

Of the 13,502 total, 7,073 were non-quota and 6,429 were quota immigrants. Quota immigrants are those not belonging to those classes granted quota exemption by law. The non-quota immigrants were made up as follows: Husbands of United States Citizens, 206; Wives of U. S. Citizens, 1,568; Children of U. S. Citizens, 2,877; Returning residents, 996; Natives of non-quota countries, 840; their wives, 4; their children, 6: Ministers of religious denominations. 130; Wives of ministers, 94: Children of ministers, 208; Professors of colleges, academies, seminaries or universities, 3; Wives of professors, 2; Children of professors, 2; Students, 134; Women who had been citizens of the U. S. 3.

In addition to the 13,502 Jewish immigrants admitted for permanent residence, 2,384 non-immigrant Jews were admitted during the same fiscal year, making a total of 15,886 Jewish aliens who entered the United States within this period. The non-immigrant Jews were classified as follows:

Government officials, their families, attendants, servants and employees, 9: temporary visitors for business, 648: temporary visitors for pleasure, 1,295: in continuous transit through the United States, 418: to carry on trade under existing treaty, 14.


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