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Classification 38: Application for Pardon to Restore Civil Rights (Obsolete)

This classification was established to investigate naturalized citizens who obtained citizenship by fraudulent means or persons who falsely pretended to be citizens. Most of the cases were opened when the Department of Justice required the FBI to investigate. Many of the cases involved false claims of citizenship to obtain employment, false claims of military service during World War I, and the bribing of Immigration and Naturalization Service personnel in exchange for approval for citizenship. This classification was declared obsolete in the 1930s.

The following records under Classification 38: Application for Pardon to Restore Civil Rights are not yet described in NARA's online catalog. Please contact NARA's Special Access Program at specialaccess_FOIA@nara.gov with your reference request.

Record GroupFinding Aid EntrySeries Title
65UD UP 4Classification 38 - Headquarters Case Files and Index

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