The USCIS issued a new us immigration policy guidance within the USCIS Policy Manual on October 2nd, 2020 that addresses inadmissibility based on membership in or affiliation with the Communist Party or any other totalitarian party.
Being affiliated with these parties is inconsistent and conflicting to the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States which states pledging to “support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States.”
This new US immigration policy was in place to distance from China over issues relating to trade, coronavirus, Hong Kong legislation, and Beijing’s treatment of its religious minority Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
The USCIS stated, “The new policy manual section provides guidance on how to adjudicate inadmissibility due to membership in the Communist Party or any other totalitarian party in the context of adjustment of status applications.”
Earlier in the week, Republican House China Task Force (CTF) announced said that the US government and Congress must commit to a bipartisan long-term policy to combat the Communist Party of China which has taken “advantage” of US. This has resulted in addressing the threat of China.
What This New US Immigration Policy Means for Immigrants
In conclusion, unless you’re exempt, any intending immigrant who is a member or affiliate of the Communist Party or any other totalitarian party (or subdivision or affiliate), domestic or foreign, is inadmissible to the US. This addition to the policy manual will help officers adjudicate this inadmissibility ground consistent with federal law.
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