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Deportation: Knoetze v. United States

Show simple item record Tucker, Joe A. 2011-09-28T22:14:54Z 2011-09-28T22:14:54Z 1980
dc.identifier.citation 15 Tex. Int'l. L.J. 582 en_US
dc.description.abstract This article discusses the legal issues concerning a South African boxer whose nonimmigrant visa was revoked by the Secretary of State due to an obstruction of justice conviction in South Africa. Section I of the article provides case facts and discusses relevant sections of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Section II dissects the district court’s holding. First, the author explains the court’s reasoning in holding that the Secretary of State’s visa revocation is subject to judicial review. Second, the author discusses the various tests courts have utilized in determining whether an offense committed abroad is a misdemeanor or felony before providing the court’s holding that the Secretary of State must follow a “reasonable legal test” when deciding on visa revocations. Third, the author discusses the court’s test regarding impermissible political interference in the visa revocation decision. The author contends the court, by not applying a defined standard of review, did not do enough to protect aliens’ rights. The author theorizes that the holding will complicate future State Department visa decisions. The author also states the court utilized a narrow standard when addressing the political interference question in this case.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Texas International Law Journal
dc.subject Deportation en_US
dc.subject Immigration law en_US
dc.subject Knoetze v. United States en_US
dc.subject Visa revocation
dc.subject Agency discretion
dc.title Deportation: Knoetze v. United States en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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