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Title American Committee on Italian Migration Press Releases and Speeches
Date 1955-1961
Document Type Press Release
Reference IHRC159, Box 4, Folder 28
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name American Committee on Italian Migration, Chicago, Illinois Chapter
Description Collection of speeches, press releases and radio broadcasts which outline the refugee crisis in Italy and appeal for assistance from the public with a view to effecting legislative change in the government's immigration policy.
Series Description This collection contains good details on potential professions for Italian immigrants and in problems caused with local professionals, such as tailors. There is much on relations with the Catholic Relief Services and the Church, and on the use of Opera and Dining as ways of expressing cultural identity and raising funds. Some of the material in the series is in Italian. There is material on loans to immigrants and on overcoming the quota system.
Biographical Note / History ACIM was founded in 1951 to assist refugees. It worked to reform the Refugee Relief Act of 1953 and aided migrants in settling in. The ACIM also played an important role in lobbying Congress for the Immigration Reform Bill of 1965.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Politics, Legislation and Governance; Displaced Persons and Refugees
Country (from) Italy
Country (to) United States of America
Nationality Italian; European
People Eisenhower, Dwight D
Keywords broadcasting, refugee, Refugee Relief Act, American Committee on Italian Migration, immigration, foreign policy, Catholicism, religion, legislation, politics, forced migration, Second World War, communism, sponsored migration, employment, congress
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Immigration History Research Center Archives catalogue.
Catalogue Link Immigration History Research Center Archives Catalogue
Language English; Italian
Copyright Reproduced by kind permission of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans.