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El Paso, El Paso, Texas, 
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Record Description
Record Type Card Manifests of Aliens Granted Temporary Admission
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1924-1954
Microfilm Publication M1757. Manifests of Aliens Granted Temporary Admission at El Paso, Texas, Ca. July 1924-1954. 97 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 4529425
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of images of card manifests of aliens granted temporary admission to the United States at the port of El Paso, Texas. This collection corresponds to NARA microfilm publication M1757: Manifests of Aliens Granted Temporary Admission at El Paso, Texas, ca. July 1924-1954


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Manifest

  • Port and date of departure
  • Port and date of entry
  • Name of ship
  • Country of citizenship
  • Name of passenger, including maiden name of women
  • Names of persons accompanying passenger
  • Age, gender, marital status and occupation of passenger
  • Date and place of birth of passenger
  • Address of last permanent residence
  • Name and address of friend or relative at last address
  • Final destination
  • Name and address of friend or relative in U.S.
  • Physical description and distinguishing marks
  • Who paid for passage
  • Purpose of visit

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