Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 18.20 b. Reason to Believe

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A noncitizen is inadmissible if a consular officer or the DHS has “reason to believe” that the noncitizen[179] (or, in some cases, the noncitizen’s spouse, son or daughter[180]) has at any time been an illegal trafficker in any controlled substance.[181]  There are only a few available means to waive inadmissibility under this ground.[182]

[179] INA § 212(a)(2)(C)(i), 8 U.S.C. § 1182(a)(2)(C)(i).

[180] INA § 212(a)(2)(C)(ii), 8 U.S.C. § 1182(a)(2)(C)(ii).

[181] See § § 21.6-21.7, infra.

[182] See § 21.16, infra.