(Jewish Daily Bulletin)
The Immigration Service Board of Review in effect reversed a decision to exclude an immigrant alien by permitting the alien, a young woman, temporary entry for the purpose of being married, with the understanding she would leave the country shortly to apply for a non-quota immigration visa.
The young woman had been excluded as a quota immigrant without a quota visa. In permitting the entry, the board said, in part:
The alien testified before a board of special inquiry that she was coming here to visit a friend and stay for a short time. Alien’s fiance appeared before the board and stated that the alien was coming as a visitor but was really coming here for the purpose of marrying him so that he could petition for her admission as a non-quota immigrant.
According to his statement, he is not in a position to leave the country at the present time due to his business and the studies he has undertaken. He asks merely for an opportunity to marry the alien, after which he promises the board she will leave the country.
The fiance is fully equipped with the conditions under which this alien may be admitted for permanent residence.
Under the above conditions temporary admission under bond should be authorized. It is recommended that the excluding decision be affirmed but that the alien be admitted temporarily for three months on the filing of a departure bond.
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