After They Closed the Gates : Jewish Illegal Immigration to the United States, 1921-1965
By: Garland, Libby.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (299 p.).ISBN: 9780226122595.Subject(s): Emigration and immigration law -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Illegal aliens -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Immigrants -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Jews, European -- United States -- History -- 20th century | United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: After They Closed the Gates : Jewish Illegal Immigration to the United States, 1921-1965DDC classification: 304.80973 LOC classification: E184.354 .G37 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Building the Apparatus of Immigration Control; 2. American Law, Jewish Solidarity; 3. Smuggling in Jews; 4. Illicit Journeys; 5. Battling Alien Registration; 6. Abolishing the Quotas; Epilogue; Notes; Index
In 1921 and 1924, the United States passed laws to sharply reduce the influx of immigrants into the country. By allocating only small quotas to the nations of southern and eastern Europe, and banning almost all immigration from Asia, the new laws were supposed to stem the tide of foreigners considered especially inferior and dangerous. However, immigrants continued to come, sailing into the port of New York with fake passports, or from Cuba to Florida, hidden in the holds of boats loaded with contraband liquor. Jews, one of the main targets of the quota laws, figured prominently in the new int
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