Dorothy Thompson, Immigration Action Urged

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Dorothy Thompson, newspaper columnist, urging Rep. Edith Nourse Rogers, a member of the Joint Congressional Committee on Immigration to allow the immigration of Austrian and German victims of Nazi "wrath" to America. This was in 1939, before the U.S. entered World War II. I can find no reference to this passing. Immigration laws were not changed in the U.S. at this time.

Dorothy Thompson appeared before the Joint Congressional Committee on Immigration supporting a pending bill which would allow selected refugee children to live and grow up in American families.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Harris & Ewing, photographer
at Congress, Washington DC, Washington DC USA


Kathy Pinna Note: I later found this information on Dorothy Thompson: After World War I she became a freelance correspondent in Europe. Her reporting on the Nazis so infuriated Adolf Hitler that in 1934 she became the first U.S. correspondent expelled from Germany. Her column "On the Record" was exceedingly popular and was syndicated from 1941 to 1958 in as many as 170 daily newspapers.

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