Refugees Brought $20,000,000 to U.S. to Aid Industry
Menu JTA Search

Refugees Brought $20,000,000 to U.S. to Aid Industry

Download PDF for this date

Refugees have provided work for many Americans instead of depriving them of jobs according to a pamphlet entitled “Meet the Refugees” compiled by the Committee on Refugees of the Young Women’s Christian Association and published by the Womans Press in this city.

Between 5,000 and 6,000 refugees have brought with them to this country an estimated $20,000,000 which already has been put to work in a wide assortment of industries, the pamphlet says.

But more important than the capital are the patents and the processing secrets many refugees have brought to this country, the pamphlet adds. The pamphlet points out that a survey made several months ago by the National Refugee Service revealed that some 2,200 American citizens were employed in 303 refugee-founded enterprises.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund