On July 1 the Immigration Division of the Department of Labor turned over a new leaf—the quotas of 1923 were past, the quotas of 1924 were open. The new influx began. New York was the great port of entry—eleven passenger vessels came in on the first day carrying 11,482 passengers, most of them immigrants. Boston received two or three ships and Montreal several more. Ellis Island and the immigration stations on the Canadian border were crowded.

The gross quota allowance of immigration for the new year is...

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