American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born records, 1964-1992

By Beatrice Colastin Skokan

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Collection Overview

Title: American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born records, 1964-1992

ID: ASM0212

Creator: American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born

Extent: 1.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Chronological

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Correspondence, broadsides, fact sheets, notices and publications pertaining to the advocacy work of the American Committee for the Protection of Foreign Born from 1964 to 1992. The documents reflect a concern for the rights of immigrants through letters of appeal and thanks, narratives of individual cases of deportation, invitations to rallies and educational conference on the “Bill of Rights” and the status of immigrants, permanent residents and naturalized citizens living in the United States. The organization’s literature also includes information on pertinent legislation such as the Walter-McCarran Act (no time limits on deportation and denaturalization), the Internal Security Act, the Kennedy-Feighan Bills (a time limit on deportation and denaturalization), the Nixon-Rodino Bill and the legal implications of “dragnet raids” of Latin Americans.  Finally, the records from the 1970s also document the status of Mexican farm workers,  issues of political refugees, and asylum rights of Haitians.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 0.50 linear ft.

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: American Committee for the Protection of Foreing Born Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc.library@miami.edu.

Related Materials: Se also the "Guide to the American Committee for the Protection of the Foreign Born Records 1935-1980" housed at the Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. For more information please see http://dlib.nyu.edu/eadapp/transform?source=tamwag/acpfb.xml&style=tamwag/tamwag.xsl&part=body.

Preferred Citation: American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born Records, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.


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82 paper items pertaining to the advocacy work of the American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born from 1964-1992