IMMIGRATION: Efficient Tangle

The U. S. immigration laws are so super-efficient that they often baffle, hurt. View the case of Anna Komarmicka, 30, Polish, pretty.

In 1910 her married sister, a U. S. citizen, brought her to this country. In Chicago she became a milliner. She took out her first citizenship papers; her second papers have been filed and now await a hearing. Last spring she received a message from Warsaw that her father was dying. Forthwith she applied for a permit to re-enter the U. S., obtained it, sailed for Poland. Her father recovered. She started...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!