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Miscellaneous Grounds of Exclusion

Written by Henry J. Chang

Practicing Polygamists

Under INA §212(a)(10)(A) [formerly INA §212(a)(9)(A)], any immigrant who is coming to the United States to practice polygamy is excludable. This ground of exclusion does not apply to nonimmigrants.

Guardian Required to Accompany Excluded Alien

Under INA §212(a)(10)(B) [formerly INA §212(a)(9)(B)], where an alien who has been ordered excluded is certified to be helpless from sickness or mental or physical disability or infancy, any accompanying alien whose protection or guardianship is required by the excluded alien is also excludable.

International Child Abduction

Under INA §212(a)(10)(C) [formerly INA §212(a)(9)(C)], any alien who detains, retains or withholds custody of a child outside the United States, after entry of an United States court order granting custody of the child to another, is excludable until the child is surrendered to the person granted custody by that order. However, this ground of exclusion does not apply so long as the child is located in a foreign state that is a party to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

Aliens Who Have Unlawfully Voted

Under the new INA §212(a)(10)(D), any alien who has unlawfully voted in violation of any Federal, State or local constitutional provision, statute, ordinance, or regulation is excludable. This ground of exclusion applies to voting occurring before, on or after September 30, 1996.

Former Citizens who Renounced Citizenship to Avoid United States Taxation

Under the new INA §212(a)(10)(E), any alien who is a former citizen of the United States who officially renounces United States citizenship for the purpose of avoiding United States taxation is excludable. This ground of exclusion is applicable to individuals who renounce United States citizenship on or after September 30, 1996.








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