The German-Jewish Refugee Crisis and the United States 1933 – 1938

One passage in this Act states that a person is to be excluded from admission should they need personal financial help in coming to the U.S.21 This meant that even if migrants were able to get through the arduous visa qualifications, they would still need to show their labor value. Elected officials only wanted immigrants that could support themselves and contribute to society, rather than require the support of the state.