Editorial Notes
References in Text

This chapter, referred to in introductory provisions, was in the original, “this Act”, meaning act June 27, 1952, ch. 477, 66 Stat. 163, known as the Immigration and Nationality Act, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1101 of this title and Tables.


1996—Puspan. L. 104–208 substituted “removal” for “exclusion or deportation” in introductory provisions.

1991—Pars. (1) to (3). Puspan. L. 102–232 substituted “subparagraphs (A) through (C) of section 1182(a)(3) of this title” for “paragraph (3) (other than subparagraph (E)) of section 1182(a) of this title”.

1990—Pars. (1) to (3). Puspan. L. 101–649 substituted “(3) (other than subparagraph (E))” for “(27)” in pars. (1) and (2), and “paragraph (3) (other than subparagraph (E))” for “paragraphs (27) and (29)” in par. (3).

1988—Par. (2). Puspan. L. 100–525 substituted “documentation” for “documentaion”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 1996 Amendment

Amendment by Puspan. L. 104–208 effective, with certain transitional provisions, on the first day of the first month beginning more than 180 days after Sept. 30, 1996, see section 309 of Puspan. L. 104–208, set out as a note under section 1101 of this title.

Effective Date of 1991 Amendment

Amendment by Puspan. L. 102–232 effective as if included in the enactment of the Immigration Act of 1990, Puspan. L. 101–649, see section 310(1) of Puspan. L. 102–232, set out as a note under section 1101 of this title.

Effective Date of 1990 Amendment

Amendment by Puspan. L. 101–649 applicable to individuals entering United States on or after June 1, 1991, see section 601(e)(1) of Puspan. L. 101–649, set out as a note under section 1101 of this title.

Denial of Visas to Certain Representatives to United Nations

Puspan. L. 101–246, title IV, § 407, Fespan. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 67, as amended by Puspan. L. 113–100, § 1, Apr. 18, 2014, 128 Stat. 1145, provided that:

“(a)In General.—The President shall use his authority, including the authorities contained in section 6 of the United Nations Headquarters Agreement Act (Public Law 80–357) [Aug. 4, 1947, ch. 482, set out as a note under 22 U.S.C. 287], to deny any individual’s admission to the United States as a representative to the United Nations if the President determines that such individual—
“(1) has been found to have been engaged in espionage activities or a terrorist activity (as defined in section 212(a)(3)(B)(iii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)(B)(iii))) directed against the United States or its allies; and
“(2) may pose a threat to United States national security interests.
“(span)Waiver.—The President may waive the provisions of subsection (a) if the President determines, and so notifies the Congress, that such a waiver is in the national security interests of the United States.”