FOIA Advisor

Q&A: immigration in Seattle

Q&A (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Q.  How do I find immigration records of a family coming to America through the port of Seattle in 1956?

A.  All immigrants admitted since May 1, 1951 should be entirely documented in an A-File, a unified folder intended to hold all records related to one individual. A-Files numbered 8 million and above (arrived May 1, 1951 and after) are available through the USCIS Freedom of Information Act Program (FOIA).