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40,000 Jewish Immigrants May Enter U.S. in 1949, Institute on Overseas Studies Says

A total of 40,000 Jewish immigrants may enter the United States in 1949–a greater volume of Jewish immigration than in any single year since 1940–it was estimated here today by the Institute on Overseas Studies of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds.

This total compares with the 28,000 Jews who entered the United States under the Truman Directive during the two-year period from May, 1946, to June, 1948. The number of Jews expected to arrive this year under the DP Law of 1948 is in the vicinity of 32,000, while the number of regular quota immigrants may reach 7,000, the Institute said. It added that predictions for 1950 were of dubious value at this time.