The Galveston Movement

By Jacob Schiff

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), June 1, 1914

The author tells the story of the creation of the Galveston Bureau as an alternate point of entrance for immigrants, with the purpose of directing Jewish immigration away from overcrowded cities and towards the "hinterland," and its recent demise. The Bureau provided immigrants with support and services until the immigration authorities in Galveston, following the transfer of immigration from the Department of Commerce to the newly created Labor Department, began to implement an immigration policy so repressive and so exuberant in rejecting and deporting immigrants that it was decided that the Bureau could no longer function according to its mission and ought to be discontinued. In Bulletin of the National Conference of Jewish Charities 1913-1914, Baltimore, Vol.IV:11, ed. Lee F. Frankel.

Topic: Social Services, Policy, Immigration, Communal Organization

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Genre: Other

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Schiff, Jacob. The Galveston Movement. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 1 June 1914:


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