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Terrorism-Related Inadmissibility Grounds Exemptions

The Secretaries of State and Homeland Security, in consultation with the Attorney General, can authorize exemptions from the terrorism-related inadmissibility grounds (TRIG).  See INA section 212(d)(3)(B).

Please see below for more information on each of these exemptions approved to date.

Situational Exemptions to DateGroup-Based Exemptions To Date
Material Support Under DuressAll Burma Students Democratic Front (ABSDF)
Solicitation Under DuressAll India Sikh Students Federation-Bittu Faction (AISSF-Bittu)
Military-Type Training Under DuressIraqi National Congress (INC), Kurdish Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)
Voluntary Medical Care10 Named Organizations in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008 (CAA)

Certain Applicants with Existing Immigration Benefits

Certain Association or Activities with the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA)

Certain Limited Material SupportIraqi Uprisings
Insignificant Material SupportFarabundo Marti para la Liberacion National (FMLN)
 Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA)
 Ethiopia People's Revolutionary Party (EPRP)
 Oromo Liberation Front (OLF)
 Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) 
 Democratic Movement for the Liberation of Eritrean Kunama (DMLEK)
 Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF)



Last Reviewed/Updated: 05/19/2015