This collection is available in whole for research use. Some folders may still have withdrawn material due to Freedom of Information Act restrictions. Most frequent withdrawn material is national security classified material, personal privacy, protection of the President, etc.


DORMINEY, A. BLAIR: Files, 1987-1988 (0.93 l.ft., Boxes 1-3)


Office of Domestic Affairs: Special Assistant to the President, October 1987-August 1988

Policy Development Office, NSC: September 1988-January 1989 (See Separate Inventory)




Born in Ocilla, Georgia, A. Blair Dorminey received a bachelorís degree from the University of Georgia in 1976, a masterís degree in Public and Private Management and a juris doctor degree from Yale University in 1984.Dorminey was also a Fulbright Scholar at Eberhard-Karls Universitaet in Teubingen, Germany.In 1985 he worked as a freelance writer.Later in 1985 he worked in the Department of Justice in the Office of Public Affairs as a speechwriter for the attorney general until 1987.


Dorminey worked as a special assistant under Ken Cribb in the Office of Domestic Affairs from October 1987- August 1988. In September 1988, Dorminey transferred to the National Security Council and served as the director of policy planning, where he remained until the end of the administration.Dorminey continued to serve as the director of policy planning in the National Security Council under President George H.W. Bush until 1991.He returned to Georgia and managed some state and national political campaigns, and eventually became a principal at Dorminey & Cox where he practiced immigration and nationality law.


Scope and Content


This collection contains a single series consisting of subject files.The material is related to domestic issues primarily.Topics covered include refugees, immigration law, asylum, the Reagan Legacy project, the Refugee Act of 1980, the Immigration and Nationality Act, and commercial space initiatives. It is arranged alphabetically by folder title.





Box 1

Afghanistan:Negotiations for Soviet Withdrawal

Ambassador Moore: Funding Search

Asylum (1)(2)

Asylum:Long-term Detention of Excludable Aliens

Asylum Procedures:Review & Comment

Asylum Regulations (1)-(8)

CDSF (Commercially-Developed Space Facility)

Correspondence:Institut la Boetie/Boullet

Emergency Refugee Consultations (1)-(6)

Extended Voluntary Departure

Free Emigration

FY89 Refugee Admissions Ceilings


Box 2

Immigration Reform: Working Group (1)-(7)

NASA:Space Station Problem (05/22/1987)

Nicaraguan Refugees

PRC (Peoples Republic of China) Forced Abortion Refugees

Presidential Updates & Cribb-Burns Memos on Revising Asylum Regulations

POW/MIA (Prisoner of War/Missing in Action) (1)-(3)

Reagan Legacy Project (1)(2)

Refugee Admissions and Assistance (1)-(3)

Refugee and Asylum Structural Reform

Refugee Processing Guidelines:Denied Khmer Cases (1)(2)


Box 3

Revised Asylum Regulations 03/16/1988 Rev. (Revised)

SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative)

SIG (Senior Interagency Group): International Telecommunications and Information

††††††††† Policy (1)-(4)

Space Policy / CDSF (Commercially-Developed Space Facility) (1)(2)

Speech:ABD, Remarks, Carthage, MO 08/13/1988, Congregation of the Mother

††††††††† Coredemptrix (Vietnamese) / Delivery of Presidential Message

Speech:ABD, Remarks, Briefing, Foundation Pour la Democratie, Indian Treaty Room, 08/15/1988

Sub-Saharan Africa

West Wing Memoranda:Refugees