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WHORM - Immigration - Naturalization (IM)

(4.4 linear feet; boxes 1-12)

A primary subject category containing records from constituents corresponding with President Bush, the Chief of Staff, and other administration officials in an attempt to resolve their immigration problems. In each of these cases, the White House referred the letter writers to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Other records include routine correspondence, memoranda, reports, testimony, copies of bills, and papers stating the position of the Bush Administration on significant pieces of immigration-related legislation. Particular subjects include the plight of Russian refuseniks, H.R. 2712 the "Emergency Chinese Immigration Relief Act of 1989," illegal immigration especially in Florida and Texas, and the case of Joseph Doherty a member of the IRA who was convicted of a capital crime in the United Kingdom and sought asylum in the United States. Items not featured as prominently include the HIV immigration policy adopted by the Bush Administration, the possibility of the naturalization of foreign nationals who served in Operation Desert Storm, and a proposal to construct a border ditch between California and Mexico.


IM Immigration (4.4 ft; boxes 1-12)

(See description above)

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