Canadian Indians, Inuit, Métis, and Métis: An Exploration of the Unparalleled Rights Enjoyed by American Indians Born in Canada to Freely Access the United States
4 Seattle J. Envtl. L. 343, 2014
65 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2014
Date Written: June 17, 2014
This article expands on an earlier work published in October 2013, jointly by Bender's Immigration Bulletin and Western Washington University's Border Policy Research Institute.
Certain American Indians born in Canada enjoy access to the United States unrestricted by the Immigration and Nationality Act, a right stemming from the Jay Treaty of 1794. An examination of this right, reflected by codification as § 289 of the INA, reveals qualifying ABCs are entitled to privileges unparalleled by all but United States citizens to enter and remain in the U.S. “for the purpose of employment, study, retirement, investing, and/or immigration” or any other reason.
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