Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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Letter to Abbitt from frequent correspondent Landon B. Lane with an enclosure titled "Immigration by Deception" published by the National Economic Council. Abbitt's brief letter of thanks is also included.

A letter to Abbitt from constituent Helen Shouse regarding the Walter-McCarran Immigration Act. Shouse called for a strengthening of immigration restrictions, especially in the case of communist countries, and Abbitt agreed that the Walter-McCarran…

A collection of correspondence sent to Abbitt from constituent Elizabeth Jordan addressing the Walter McCarran Immigration Act, foreign aid, welfare, and "The Song of Hate" in "South Pacific."

This bill, introduced by Abbitt in the House of Representatives, was meant to provide for the relief of Harry George Kotsimipoulos (also known as Theo Haris Cotsimopoulos). For the purposes of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the bill proposed to…

Mrs. Hammer from Fort Lee arranged a Citizenship Class for the alien wives of soldiers. She requested 25 copies of the N-400 form and 15 finger print forms.

This particular immigration case dealt with a technical sergeant in the U.S. military who wished to bring his adopted son to the United States. Sergeant Thomas L. Brown was African American and his son was Japanese. This particular letter in the set…

These documents were found in a folder of a mother and son in Abbitt's files of individual immigration cases. Warrants for arrest had been placed by the U.S Department of Justice for the two's violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act at the…

Within a personal appeal to Abbitt regarding an immigration case, this "resume" of the immigrant himself typed by the U.S. House of Representatives is included in the overall file. The use of the word "resume" reflects the importance of professional…

This list of benefits available to immigrants, specifically those pertaining to children and exclusion waivers, was sent to Abbitt by Chairman Emanuel Celler as a guide to use when responding to individual requests in the district. These benefits are…

H. J. Res. 397 from the U.S. Senate deals with the resettlement of "alien refugee-escapee"s in countries other than the United States that are not communist-dominated. Within the context of Abbitt's papers, this document appeared among many requests…
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