Are there available records for immigration?
I am searching for immigration from france, spain and poland to us and to mexico.
any hekp and information is greatly appreciated.
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sorry, i should have been more specific; i have seen all of that-- texas records from laredo ae only up to 1956 and i am looking for newer-starting with 19580
I would expect immigrations as recent as 1958 to not be considered public record yet.0
why not? why would you expect that?0
I would expect 1958 immigrations to be non-public because the people in them could very easily still be living: that's only 63 years ago. Even using the U.S. Census's ultra-lax 72-year privacy term, it's nine years too soon, and most authorities enforce much more stringent privacy restrictions.1
please give me the source that states immigration records are private and only madke public after those folks are dead? where are you getting such information?0
I suggest reading the FS Wiki for more information about the records. There should be content about the history of immigration into the United States and the records that were kept at different time periods.
You could also contact the US National Archives (NARA) and the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). USCIS have a page on genealogy here: https://www.uscis.gov/records/genealogy
As a general rule in most countries, records less than 100 years that mention individuals are not publicly available. But there are many exceptions, for example the US Census, which is available after 72 years. I recently discovered that in Australia records of all airplane passengers who entered the country are publicly available until the year 1972. So don't give up on trying to find this record, but be prepared to either have to prove that this person is deceased, or to be told you must wait until 2058.1
thank you much i just wanted to know if records after 1957 are available as familysearch records go up to 1957. since it appears they are not i have had to look elsewhere.