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Palestine Absorbs More Than Half of Poland’s Emigration

March 12, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The greatest number of emigrants from Poland go to Palestine and the smallest number go to the United States, according to official figures submitted by the government to the Emigration Committee of the Polish Sejm.

During the year 1925, 32,000 left Poland for overseas countries. Of this number 15,000 left for Palestine, 8,616 for Argentina and 3,840 for the United States. According to these figures, Poland did not exhaust the quota allotted to it by the United States Immigration Law, which provides for the admission of 5,892 from Poland. The reason for this, it was declared, is the extraordinary difficulties encountered in having passports vised by the United States Consul in Warsaw.

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