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Appeal to Coolidge to Release Jewish Immigrants

November 16, 1923
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Voicing protests against the detention of 3,000 of their relatives at Ellis Island, 2,000 Jews gathered yesterday in front of the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society at No. 425 Lafayette Street.

Spokesman urged that a large delegation be sent to Washington to request that the detained immigrants be admitted. They are planning a protest mass meeting if the Government deports their relatives.

The Jewish newspapers today print the following appeal in English to be sent to President Coolidge, urging the release of the immigrants.

“On behalf of the immigrants, blood relatives of citizens and declarants, facing deportation because of the exhaustion of quotas, I appeal to your well-known exemplification of American sense of justice to admit them to this country.

“These unfortunates who have given up their all to be reborn to the ideals of liberty and freedom are the innocent victims of circumstances over which they had no control. Humanitarianism prompts the plea for their admission.”

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