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4 From Projects for Jewish Colonization to Greater Inflexibility, 1939–1940

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In order to understand the development of Mexican immigration policy as it pertained to the Jewish refugees during the years 1939 and 1940, it is necessary to bear in mind that it unfolded at an especially difficult moment, nationally as well as internationally. During the early months of 1939 President Lázaro Cárdenas considered the possibility of receiving Jewish refugees, carrying out a study of various colonization plans while allowing some refugees to disembark at Mexican ports. Towards the second half of the year, immigration policy once again became more restrictive, reaching its climax in 1940. The first experiments in agricultural colonization that took place in the country in 1939 were largely due to the attempt by Jewish refugees who had already entered Mexico to legalize their immigration status; they were not intended to accommodate more people from Europe.

Keywords: agricultural colonization; Jewish refugees; Mexican immigration policy



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