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After they closed the gates : Jewish illegal immigration to the United States, 1921-1965

Author: Libby Garland
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1921 and 1924, the United States passed laws to sharply reduce the influx of immigrants into the country. This book tells the untold stories of the Jewish migrants and smugglers involved in that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Libby Garland
ISBN: 9780226122458 022612245X
OCLC Number: 854541709
Awards: Commended for National Jewish Book Award (American Jewish Studies) 2014
Description: x, 288 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Building the apparatus of immigration control --
American law, Jewish solidarity --
Smuggling in Jews --
Illicit journeys --
Battling alien registration --
Abolishing the quotas.
Other Titles: Jewish illegal immigration to the United States, 1921-1965
Responsibility: Libby Garland.

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