ABSTRACT

Recommendation Regarding the Processing of Waivers of Inadmissibility   [open pdf - 326KB]

From the Introduction: "The concept of providing a form of relief to otherwise inadmissible foreign nationals is a historic one that dates back to early U.S. immigration law. The Immigration Act of 1891, for example, provides for the exclusion of, among others, individuals likely to be a public charge, individuals carrying contagious diseases, and individuals convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude. Relief for many violations involved payment of fines at ports-of-entry and/or evidence of recovery from disease. Although these policies addressed issues relevant to particular eras -- labor shortages, spread of contagious diseases -- they set the foundation for future adaptations both of grounds of inadmissibility and of forms of relief from them."

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Date:
2010-06-10
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Public Domain
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U.S. Department of Homeland Security: https://www.dhs.gov/
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