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Deportation
« on: Monday 08 April 19 13:23 BST (UK) »
Whilst researching family history, I found that one girl had emigrated with her mother and siblings from the UK to Philadelphia in 1930. She sailed back to the UK more than one year later and is listed in the manifest under "Deports". Several days later she was admitted to Rainhill County Mental Hospital where she remained until her death in 1972. Her mother and siblings remained in the US and were eventually naturalised.

I assume that this girl would not have been refused entry, as her deportation took place more than one year after her initial arrival. Would that be a fair assumption? So I imagine something must have happened during the year she spent in the USA that led to her deportation - would she have been deported if mental health issues had become evident? I would like to find out more about her and her life...I've contacted Liverpool Archives to see what may exist of her in the Rainhill archives but does anyone know if deportation records from 1931 would still exist and if so, how I might access them? I'm clueless as regards American archives and Google hasn't helped :(

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Re: Deportation
« Reply #1 on: Monday 08 April 19 13:52 BST (UK) »
I don't know about deportation records, but the passenger list may mention if there were any issues noted when she was coming in or if she was held for special inquiry.  There are lists of markings you may see on the manifest here - https://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Manifests/

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Re: Deportation
« Reply #2 on: Monday 08 April 19 14:06 BST (UK) »
Thanks - the original manifest from her arrival doesn't show any special annotations.

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Re: Deportation
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 09 April 19 16:35 BST (UK) »
Unlikely to be who you are looking for but Liverpool Echo 2nd April 1934 have a piece about a couple arrested for shoplifting in Liverpool.
James T... aged 41 and his wife Mary T... aged 21 were natives of Ireland
Both had gone to America, James in 1917 and Mary as a child.
They were both deported separately  Mary was deported "on grounds of insanity" whilst I think James had a criminal conviction. They became " acquainted " on the boat voyage back and married in 1933 in Dublin.
As I say probably not whom you are looking for but shows "grounds of insanity" to be a possible cause of deportation.
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Re: Deportation
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 09 April 19 17:01 BST (UK) »
The 1891 Immigration Act was a revised version of the 1882 Immigration Act. As in the 1882 Immigration Act, this act declared that certain classes of individuals were unfit to become American citizens. Those classes included idiots, insane persons, and paupers. http://library.uwb.edu/Static/USimmigration/1891_immigration_act.html

The 1891 legislation gave a time limit of one year after an alien entered the country for the individual to be deported.

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