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Soviet Jews and American Refugee Policy

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Publication Date: March 1990

Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Gary E. Rubin

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Population and demographics (Immigrants and aliens)

Keywords: Immigration; International Relations; FSU; Diaspora relations

Type: Speech


This document transcribes a speech given by the author to the Center for Migration Studies. The author examines the issue of the emigration of Jews from the Soviet Union from both a Jewish and an American perspective. He outlines threats and challenges facing Soviet Jewry even as unprecedented numbers of them arrive in the United States and in Israel. He further makes several policy recommendations for the United States to ensure the safety and well-being of Soviet Jewish immigrants.