Thursday, February 9th, 2017

INA Exemption for Activity Relating to Uprising Against Saddam Hussein

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"Following consultations with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General, I hereby conclude, as a matter of discretion in accordance with the authority granted to me by section 212(d)(3)(B)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1182(d)(3)(B)(i), as amended, as well as the foreign policy and national security interests deemed relevant in these consultations, that section 212(a)(3)(B) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)(B), excluding subclause (i)(II), shall not apply, with respect to an alien, for any activity or association relating to the uprisings against the government of Saddam Hussein in Iraq between March 1 and April 5, 1991, provided that the alien satisfies the relevant agency authority that the alien: (a) Is seeking a benefit or protection under the INA and has been determined to be otherwise eligible for the benefit or protection; (b) Has undergone and passed all relevant background and security checks; (c)