The bill sponsored by Senator Robert F. Wagner (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Edith Rogers (R-Mass.) It was rejected by the United States Congress in February 1939, after public opinion polls had indicated a negative attitude toward increased immigration.
American Jewish organizations did not challenge the decision for fear of stirring domestic antisemitism.
- Marion E. Kenworthy (1891-1980) Papers at the American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY
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