CIS released a new memo regarding INA 212(a)(6), the provision that concerns
- 212(a)(6)(A): presence without admission or parole
- 212(a)(6)(b): failure to appear for removal hearing
- 212(a)(6)(C): fraud, misrepresentation, or false claim to citizenship
- 212(a)(6)(D): stowaways
- 212(a)(6)(E): smugglers
- 212(a)(6)(F): individuals subject to a civil penalty
- 212(a)(6)(G): student visa violations.
This memo constitutes a new chapter 4.06 of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual. The full memo is available Ambiguity Regarding 212(c)
The memo states that it is unclear whether 212(c) relief is available for conduct occurring before April 1, 1997, but where no conviction was entered before April 1, 1997.
CIS considers 212(a)(6) inapplicable to TPS applicants. No waiver application is required for TPS applicants who are inadmissible under 212(a)(6).