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USCIS Fact Sheet on Secretary Chertoff's 4/27/07 Material Support Memo

This USCIS Fact Sheet addresses DHS Secretary Chertoff’s exercise of authority under Section 212(d)(3)(B)(i) of the INA in a 4/27/07 Memo. Secretary Chertoff established a framework for potential exemption from inadmissibility to persons who provided material support to terrorist organizations under duress. The Memo discusses duress-related factors, as well factors considered when evaluating the "totality of the circumstances." The Memo is significant for asylum and refugee applicants, many of whom have previously been barred as a danger to the security of the U.S.

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 07051164.

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