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DOS Answers Question on Immigration for Informants

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 03072910 (posted Jul. 29, 2003)"

Taken Questions
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
July 25, 2003
Taken Question from July 25, 2002 Daily Press Briefing

Rewards for Justice Program

Question: Are informants eligible for U.S. immigration or protection?

Answer: Informants are eligible for certain protections afforded under U.S. law. This may include the issuance of a visa to the informant and/or relocation of the individual and dependents. The informant must make a request for such protection.

The determination of eligibility for such protection falls under theauthority of the Department of Justice.

Released on July 25, 2003

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