What We Want To Do As Americans: Jewish Political Activism and United States Refugee Policy, 1969-1981

Amy Fedeski
This dissertation explores the work of Jewish American Non-Governmental Organizations from 1969 to 1981, focusing on the advocacy efforts of the Jewish American activist groups most involved in migration issues during this period: Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), the American Jewish Committee (AJC), the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), and the Council for Jewish Federations (CJF). It argues that in advocating for effective mechanisms for refugee admissions and resettlement funding, these NGOs effectively remade American refugee...
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