2000 Quota Victims Waiting in European Ports

Nearly 2,000 victims of the United States Restrictive Immigration Laws are scattered throughout European ports of embarkation, living under deplorable conditions as they wait for the new quotas to open up in America. In Cherbourg there are 450 quota victims. Their position is somewhat better than those of victims in other ports, the shipping companies having agreed to pay for their maintenance, recognizing that their predicament arises through no fault of their own. In Antwerp 200 are stopping in Red Star hostels under conditions which are described as deplorable; Bremen harbors 285, including 15 who were rejected at Ellis Island because the Russian quota had been filled by the time they arrived in America; 716 are residing in the hostel of the Baltic-American Line, where conditions are fair. The OZE and the ORT, relief organizations, have established a Kindergarten and school in Constantinople for 200.

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