History and Genealogy
The Historian’s Mailbox features answers to commonly asked immigration history questions, research tips, and other periodic updates from the USCIS History Office.
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Several curious researchers have asked the USCIS History Office, “Who was the first naturalized U.S. citizen?”
INS Records for 1930's Mexican Repatriations
I'm an American
Edward Bing Kan: The First Chinese-American Naturalized after Repeal of Chinese Exclusion
Origins of the Naturalization Civics Test
Last Reviewed/Updated: 09/08/2015