7,534 Jews Were Colonized in Argentine Last Year

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

A report received by the Jewish Colonization Association here from its Administration in Buenos Aires states that 7,534 Jewish immigrants entered the Argentine in 1926.

Five thousand, eight hundred and eighty-four of these came from Poland, 520 from Russia, 179 from Lithuania and 170 from Roumania.

Three hundred and forty-five of these immigrants were settled in the Ica colonies. Forty-eight families (200 immigrants) were established on small holdings. One hundred and five persons have been regularly employed on farm work during 1926 by these colonists.

The Ica has received a report from the Administration in Brazil stating that the immigrants in the Ica Colonies at Quatro-Irmaos find no difficulty in obtaining employment, and agricultural workers are paid at the rate of 8 to 10 milreis a day. Artisans and other workers earn as much as 12 to 15 milreis a day.

“The Jewish immigration movement to the colonies,” the report says, “is a spontaneous one. At present, the newly-arrived immigrants are engaged in preparing the areas reserved for colonization. When this work is completed, suitable agriculturists will be settled on the areas by the Ica.”

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