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Jewess Sues Controller of Immigration for Refusing Admission to Palestine

April 9, 1930
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The case against A. M. Hyamson, controller of immigration permits in the Palestine government, for refusing a Mrs. Bernstein, a Polish Jewess, permission to enter Palestine, opened today in the High Court. Her husband, who had lived in Palestine for nine years, arrived in Jaffa Friday with a visa from the British consul in Vienna.

On his arrival in Palestine, he was arrested and ordered to leave. The government’s advocate argued that under paragraph five of the immigration ordinance, the High Commissioner or his representatives is entitled to refuse entrance into the country to undesirable persons. Mrs. Bernstein’s attorney pointed out that her husband has a provisional citizenship certificate and hence should be allowed to enter together with his wife. The court adjourned after hearing these brief arguments.

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