Jewish Immigration to the United States

Publication Date: January 1969

Publisher: American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Jack J. Diamond

Research Area: Culture and religion; Population and demographics

Keywords: Immigration; Policy; Social Services; World Jews

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The author looks at the statistics of recent Jewish immigrants to the United States. He finds that (1) the number of assisted Jewish immigrants to the United States has declined since the October 1965 immigration act went into effect. (2) Immigrants from Israel, who generally had close relatives in the United States, came in relatively large numbers, probably as the result of the new law. (3) There have been difficulties for Jews in regard to labor certification and the red tape involved. (4) The present legislation would make it very difficult for a large number of refugees to enter the United States at any one time. (5) There were many difficulties in getting into the United States "new seed" immigrants who were not closely related to American citizens.

In American Jewish Yearbook 1969, pp.289-294.