Immigration Restrictions Tightened To
Alleviate Unemployment Situation
President Hoover Makes Announcement for State Department- Action Affects
Aliens Who Might Become Public Charges
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (AP)
President Hoover announced today that the State department had moved to alleviate
the unemployment situation by tightening the immigration restrictions upon aliens
who might become public charges.
Consul generals who issue visas for immigration to the United States have been
instructed to inquire more carefully into the financial status of the applicant.
The extent to which this will affect the volume of immigration to this country
or its effect upon unemployment has not been estimated. The president said officials
expect a sharp decrease in the number of those types who formerly have come
to America and have been unable to support themselves.
Mr. Hoover said that the restrictions would not affect preferences given to
relatives or aliens who already have come to this country.
In March 1929 similar restrictions in regard to Mexico were imposed, leading
to a sharp decrease in the number of immigrants crossing the Mexican border.
To a lesser extent these restrictions also have been applied to Canada.
Under the new plan of the state department, European ports are to be watch