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             REQUEST FOR RECORDS DISPOSITION AUTHORITY	
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                 WASHINGTON, DC 20408                                                                     2 -7--QS

     l' FROM (Agency or establishment)	                                                               NOTIFICATION TO AGENCY
           Department                of Justice
     2 MAJOR SUBDIVISION                                                                          In accordance     wrth the prOVISIOns of 44

                                                                                                  usc 3303a the dIspOSItIOn request,

           Immigration                 & Naturalization               Service                     mcluding amendments, IS approved except

     3 MINOR SUBDIVISION                                                                          for Items that may be marked "disposrtion

                                                                                                  not approv    " or "withdrawn" In column 10
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     4 NAME OF PERSON WITH WHOM TO CONFER                               5 TELEPHONE            DATE          "ARCHf\1IST THEUNITED
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           Marvin            H. Kabakoff
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     6 AGENCY CERTIFICATION
       I hereby certify that I am authorized to act for tlus agency in matters pertaining to the disposition of its records

       and that the records proposed for disposal on the attached __        page(s) are not now needed for the business

       of this agency or will not be needed after the retention reriods specified; and that written concurrence from

       the General Accounting Office, under the provISIOns 0 Title 8 of the GAO Manual for GUIdance of Federal

       Agencies,

                      o      is not required;             0        IS attached; or    o       has been requested.
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           f.             INS Investigation                 Files, ca. 1948-85,	 6 cu. ft.

                           Records consist of investigations into

                           individuals and organizations and relate to

                           their presence in or attempts or potential

                           attempts to enter the United States.     Included

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                           are investigations   of Soviet-bloc seamen , to

                           see lf they had communist affiliations; data on

                           travel restrictions for visiting Soviet-bloc

                           scientists; materials on possible Nazis in the

                          Boston area; departure control and lookout

                           lists for people entering and leaving the

                          country; and data on a wide variety of alleged

                          subversive organizations,     including Cubans

                          Central ~ericans,    South Africans, Hungari~ns,

                          and Iranlans.    Also included is a list of

                          informants, mostly former communists      some of

                          whom had .given testimony at HUAC hea~ings.

                          Much of the material should be protected for

                          so~e pe~iod of time.     The.records contain both

                          eVldentlal value, on the lnvestigatory

                          functions of the INS and how they were

                          accomplished,   and historical value, on the

                          groups and individuals being investigated       an~

                          as a reflection of this period of America~

                          history.

     115-109                                      NSN 7540-00-634-4064                             STANDARD         FORM 115 (REV. 3-91)
                                             PREVIOUS EDITION NOT USABLE                                              PreSCrIbed by NARA
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           (Accession   85-93-0062)