THE HIGH COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCED THAT, WITHIN THE INTERIM QUOTA OF 1,500 A MONTH: “ Preference will be given to those European Jews who have a special claim, such as  those to whom the Palestine government have already undertaken obligations, and relatives in Europe of Jews already established in Palestine. ‘ILLEGAL’ IMMIGRANTS WILL OF COURSE CONTINUE TO BE DEDUCTED FROM QUOTAS.”

Source: The Political History of Palestine under British Administration Published (by His Britannic Majesty’s Government presented in July, 1947, to the United nations Special Committee on Palestine) Published at Jerusalem 1947 (pg 42)