A total of 49,803 Jewish immigrants arrived in the U.S. in 1922. Of that number 463 were deported.
These figures were revealed at the fourteenth annual meeting of the Hias (Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society) held Sunday.
With the exception of 1,108 all of the Jewish immigrants were to go to near relatives.
The special drive for funds launched under the supervision of Vice President Jacob Messel brought in a total of $411,639 up to March 9.
John L. Bernstein, president of the Hias paid tribute to the “thousands of small contributors who helped eliminate a deficit of $3000,000 during the year and who also provided an additional fund of $111,639 for current expenses.” Harry Fischel, treasurer of the society reported the total income for the year as $800,745 and the expenditures as $624,258.
About 250,000 people had been helped with some service by the Hias during the year, it was reported.
Representative Siegel of the House Immigration Committee speaking at the meeting said that twelve members of the Immigration Committee were opposed to all immigration into this country. Congressmen believed. Siegel said, that the public sentiment of America is hostile to immigration.
The Archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency includes articles published from 1923 to 2008. Archive stories reflect the journalistic standards and practices of the time they were published.