Free webinar to discuss Immigration Bureau and World War I

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service will present a free webinar, “The Bureaus of Immigration and Naturalization and the Great War” on Thursday, April 27 at 1 p.m.

April 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I. The Bureaus of Immigration and Naturalization, USCIS’s institutional precursors, supported the American war effort in many ways. For example, on the very night the U.S. declared war, immigration officers moved quickly to remove and detain German officers and crewmen from German ships in U.S. ports. During the war and well after the armistice, the Bureau of Naturalization worked to make immigrant soldiers and sailors into U.S. citizens. This webinar will use primary sources to provide an overview of the Bureaus of Immigration and Naturalization’s many roles during World War I.

To join the webinar, visit the USCIS History and Genealogy webinar page and click “Attend Session” just before the scheduled start time. This webinar will not be recorded.

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