Immigration Possibilities to Chile

The Hicem recently delegated one of the Directors of its Committee in Montevideo to Chile in order to enquire into the immigration situation there. From the first reports received here, it appears that, notwithstanding the general economic depression which prevails in South America, the situation of the Jewish community of Chile is rather satisfactory and that, even at the present time, there might be some openings for a number of qualified artisans in the following trades: shoemakers, ladies’ or gentlemen’s tailors, engineers, glaziers, bakers, etc.

In order to be admitted to Chile, it is necessary to produce to the Chilian Consulates in Europe, a “llamada” (permit of admission). This “llamada” may be obtained not only by relatives, but by any person residing in Chile, who, must, of course, otherwise comply with the formalities required, and give a guarantee that the intending immigrant will not be come a public charge. The Hicem Committee in Santiago de Chile, known as the “Society for the Protection of Jewish Immigrants”, including representatives of all the elements composing the local Jewry, and having as its chairman Dr. Weinstein, one the most prominent Jewish personalities of Chile, has received an assurance from the authorities that a certain number of “llamadas” will be granted them each month.

The delegate of the Hicem has also visited Valparaiso, the greatest port of Chile, where a branch of the Committee is active, and he has informed the Hicem by cable that in Valparaiso, too, there are some openings for a certain number of Jewish immigrants.

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