Buenos Aires Society for Immigrant Protection Reports on Work

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

The fourth annual report of the Society for the Protection of Jewish Emigrants, created in 1922, has just been published here.

During the four years of its existence, the Society has developed its activity extending it also to Uruguay. It has established a permanent service for the supervision of the disembarking of the emigrants, for negotiation with the authorities, the placing of emigrants and the transfer of funds. It had also established professional schools. Its work had drawn the attention of great organizations like the Ica, the Ort, the Hias, the Hilfsverein der Deutschen Jueden, the Emigdirekt, etc., who have established connections with it.

During the four years of its existence, 5,703 immigrants had been registered by the Society, of whom 3,737 were men, 971 women and 995 children. The Society had placed with the Ica 2,421 immigrants, at Buenos Aires 616 immigrants, and in the country 155, making a total of 3,092.

According to place of origin these immigrants came from Poland 3,226, Russia 410, Lithuania 140, Roumania 260, Austria 49, Germany 67, Czecho-Slovakia 55, Galicia 17, Hungary 79, Ukraine 54, Turkey 44, Egypt 6, Latvia 12, Belgium 2, France 4, England 7, Italy 4, Palestine 3, Switzerland 1, Bulgaria 5, Holland 1, Jugo-Slavia 6, other countries 251.

According to professions, the immigrants were engineers 4, land-workers 723, agricultural experts 2, doctors 33, pharmacists 4, chemists 4, dentists 6, hospital attendants 17, dressmakers 288, mechanics 250, electricians 55, carpenters 81, watchmakers 22, printers 39, painters 42, photographers 5, glaziers 6, plumbers 8, upholsterers 13, hairdressers 37, bookbinders 70, picture-frame makers 37, other professions 1,200, no profession 2,724.

The Society had approached the authorities with regard to 7,498 cases; in 101 cases the intervention was unsuccessful. It had intervened 841 times for permission to land, only 39 times without success. The reasons for refusal were tuberculosis, physical defects, trachoma, unaccompanied women and suspect professions.

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