Loyalty investigations to be subject of free webinar

A free webinar will be offered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Thuresday, June 29 at 1 p.m.

The First World War inspired patriotism in both native-born and immigrant Americans. At the same time, some immigrant groups fell under suspicion of being disloyal to the U.S. war effort. So, in the years surrounding the war, the Bureau of Naturalization investigated the loyalty of naturalizing immigrants to ensure that only fully qualified immigrants became citizens.

This webinar examines the Bureau of Naturalization’s loyalty investigations during the war and the Bureau’s efforts to revoke citizenship from naturalized citizens it deemed disloyal. In the webinar, you will learn about the Bureau’s wartime activities through primary-source examples of loyalty investigation files and cancelled certificate of naturalization files.

To join the webinar, go to: https://www.uscis.gov/HGWebinars#Webinars%20Schedule
and find the June 29 webinar “Disloyalty, Naturalization, and World War I” and click “Attend Session” just before it starts at 1 p.m.

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