Notice to General Public and Reagan LIbrary Researchers on Closures


We're sorry. Due to the coronavirus public health emergency, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum will be closed to the public beginning March 14th until further notice. We will continue to respond to written reference requests at Please check our website, or  for updates on our operating hours and status.

All public events at the Reagan Library facilities are cancelled until further notice. Where possible, we will conduct public events and outreach activities online and through virtual meetings. For online education information, please see our educational resources.

Notice to NARA Researchers and FOIA Requestors

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff.  As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference or FOIA request or appeal.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.  Read more on how NARA is addressing COVID-19 (coronavirus)

RESEARCHERS: Please see a "Letter to Researchers" from the Archivist of the United States for a further update.



White House Office of Records Management Subject Files: Immigration (IM)

File Code Description Research

Immigration - Naturalization (23.5 linear feet; boxes 1-52 & 1 OA Box)
This primary subject category contains material relating to the administration of immigration and naturalization laws relating to the admission, exclusion, registration and deportation of aliens resident in the United States.  Material within this category concerns information regarding foreigners requesting Visas to visit or remain in the United States.  The category also includes materials on Reagan Administration immigration and naturalization policy; political asylum policies; the SAVE Program (Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements); the influx of refugees from Haiti, Cuba, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and other countries; the efforts of the administration to influence Soviet Union policies regarding the emigration of individuals and families to the United States and Israel; the deportation of suspected Nazi war criminals; the Immigration Act of 1985; Presidential proclamations suspending temporary visits of Cuban and Panamanian officials; and efforts to control illegal immigration.



Research Availability:
Open - all records in the subject category have been processed and are available for research
Partial - some of the records in the subject category have been processed and available for research
None - no records in the subject category have been processed nor made available for research