Letter denying naturalization to Issei male
ddr-densho-126-2 (Legacy UID: denshopd-p126-00002)
Until 1952 U.S. law forbade people of Japanese ancestry from becoming naturalized citizens. This letter was sent to George Mitsutaro Yoshihara, an issei male who applied for U.S. citizenship in 1947.
April 14, 1947
Courtesy of Art Abe