50) It is difficult to know if this data informed his position regarding the selection of nonreligious immigrants for the Galveston Plan.
Schiff insisted the Galveston Plan offered a solution to immigrant overcrowding that addressed Jewish and American interests, but the government chose to reward their efforts with a "repressive policy" of deportation.
The book ends with rising political action on behalf of Eastern European Jews, ranging from the Galveston Plan
, which sought to resettle them in the American West, to efforts to intervene with the Russian tsar on their behalf.
Texas, too, was the site of Jewish colonization schemes, most notably Jacob Schiff's Galveston Plan
which directed 10,000 East Europeans away from northern ghettos to the Texas port, where Rabbi Henry Cohen welcomed them.