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Minutes of a Meeting of the Committee on United States Immigration Stations and Foreign Relations
March 28, 1917
Immigration Act of 1917
Minutes of a Meeting of HIAS' Committee on United States Immigration Stations and Foreign Relations, New York. Among the topics discussed was the new Immigration Act of 1917, which imposed a literacy test on immigrants, and the importance of keeping the Jewish public informed about the new regulations. A suggestion was made to translate (presumably into Yiddish) key passages of the law.
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HIAS, “Minutes of a Meeting of the Committee on United States Immigration Stations and Foreign Relations,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed May 18, 2022, https://immigrationusa.yivo.org/items/show/6377.