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Immigration and Naturalization: Adopted Alien Children, 1957-1958

 File — Box: 90, Folder: 7
Identifier: Folder 7

Scope and Contents

A collection of postal cards, letters, telegrams & a photo. These are not filed chronologically. Examples are: several constituent postal cards (1/57) re/ an appeal from the Hellenic community urging Wilson to approve of additional Greek Refugee quotas; telegrams (1/17/57) from constituents Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Pace & Mr. & Mrs. Donald McLeod re/ desire to adopt Greek orphan and support for legislation increasing immigration quota; more constituent postal cards & Wilson’s replies re/ support for increasing number of visas for Greek Refugees; letters (3/57) from constituents and Wilson’s replies re/ support for Senator Goldwater’s legislation to help David Mark Sterling and Judith Sterling in their attempts to bring to the U.S. “two small adopted Lisu children of [missionary] Dorothy Sterling from the border of Tibet in China and Burma;” a letter (8/5/57) from constituents Mr. & Mrs. Philip S. Decker, Jr. & Wilson’s reply (8/13/57) re/ “grateful parents of one of the many Korean-American orphans” that are urging Wilson to support the speedy passage of S 866 and H 3783; a letter (8/10/57) from Mrs. Patricia W. Nelson (Fleur De Lis Nursery School) & Wilson’s reply (8/15/57) re/ “action needed to bring adopted Korean orphans into this country;” letter (4/12/57) from Imperial Beach constituent Mrs. Nancy Hyers & Wilson’s reply (4/22/57) re/ frustration in this couples’ attempts to adopt a Japanese-American child by the expiration of Refugee Act last December; other items in this folder are: letters (10/57) re/ KoreanAmerican orphan visa problem for Mr. & Mrs. Geier; constituent letters (8/57) & Wilson’s replies (9/57) re/ request for support of unlimited numbers of adopted alien children and Wilson’s indication that this legislation had passed Congress; constituent letters & Wilson’s replies (Jan.-Feb. 1957) re/ interest in adopting a refugee child & support of legislation to reestablished the expired 1953 Refugee Act; letters (Dec. 1956 & Jan. 1957) re/ possibility of adopting Hungarian children; telegrams & letters (Dec. 1956 & Jan. 1957) re/ Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Weber & adopted child Katuyoshi Miyakawa; constituent letters & Wilson’s replies (Aug.-Oct. 1957) re/ legislation passed by Congress “permitting entry for permanent residence of unlimited numbers of adopted alien children;” letters (Apr.-May 1958) re/ “H. R. 8123, a bill to facilitate the entry into the United States of certain adopted children, and other relatives of United States citizens. . . . We are presently awaiting action with respect to this bill;” constituents Mr. and Mrs. Jacques are interested in adopting a refugee child from France, Germany, England or Ireland if any are available; letters (Dec. 1958 & Jan. 1959), a photo of two Korean children & a copy of “The Christward Ministry (Escondido, CA) re/ support for KoreanAmerican orphans being placed in American homes;


  • created: 1957-1958


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From the Collection: 0.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

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