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Part D - Health-Related Grounds of Inadmissibility

Resources

Legal Authorities

8 CFR 212.7 - Waiver of certain grounds of inadmissibility

INA 207(c)(3), 8 CFR 207.3 - Waivers of grounds of inadmissibility for refugees

INA 209(c), 8 CFR 209.1(f) - Adjustment of status for refugees and asylees - waiver of inadmissibility

INA 210(c)(2)(B)(i) - Waiver of grounds of inadmissibility for special agricultural workers

INA 212(a)(1) - Health-related grounds

INA 212(d)(13) - Waiver of grounds of inadmissibility for T nonimmigrants

INA 212(d)(14) - Waiver of grounds of inadmissibility for U nonimmigrants

INA 212(d)(3) - Nonimmigrant waiver of inadmissibility

INA 212(g) - Bond and conditions for admission of alien excludable on health-related grounds

INA 245A(d)(2)(B)(i) - Waiver of grounds of inadmissibility for certain adjustment of status entrants before January 1, 1982

Appendices

No appendices available at this time.

Updates

Technical Update - Moving the Adjudicator’s Field Manual Content into the USCIS Policy Manual

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating and incorporating relevant Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) content into the USCIS Policy Manual. As that process is ongoing, USCIS has moved any remaining AFM content to its corresponding USCIS Policy Manual Part, in PDF format, until relevant AFM content has been properly incorporated into the USCIS Policy Manual. To the extent that a provision in the USCIS Policy Manual conflicts with remaining AFM content or Policy Memoranda, the updated information in the USCIS Policy Manual prevails. To find remaining AFM content, see the crosswalk (PDF) between the AFM and the Policy Manual.

Technical Update - Replacing the Term “Foreign National”

This technical update replaces all instances of the term “foreign national” with “alien” throughout the Policy Manual as used to refer to a person who meets the definition provided in INA 101(a)(3) [“any person not a citizen or national of the United States”].

Technical Update - Communicating with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This technical update removes references to sending documents to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by mail or fax. CDC now prefers all requests for waiver consultations and any subsequent notifications from USCIS to be communicated by email.

POLICY ALERT - Health-Related Grounds of Inadmissibility and Waivers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual on the health-related grounds of inadmissibility under INA 212(a)(1) and corresponding waivers under INA 212(g).

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