Irish girl immigrants in New York
Last year 37,023 Irish people landed in New York looking for a fresh start in life. A large number of these people were unaccompanied young women and girls. A charity based in New York, The Mission of Our Lady of the Rosary, which has been working in the city for thirty years, has issued an appeal for funds.
The Mission looks after unaccompanied girls while they travel by ship to the US, and meets them at the dockside once in New York. The Mission then provides free lodgings for the girls and will only release them to the care of relatives or sponsors in the US when they are convinced by the sincerity and circumstances.
The Mission claims that its work is centrally important in preserving the moral and physical safety of such young Irish girls as they travel to and enter the US.