The IIRIRA revised INA § 101(a)(13) by repealing the old definition of “entry” and replacing it with the new definition of “admission.” Entry refers to physically crossing into the U.S., free from restraint. Due to this language, Congress revised it by changing the meaning from entry to admission, but it retained distinct grounds for exclusion (inadmissibility) and deportation (removal).

The grounds for inadmissible aliens are those who are ineligible to receive visas and ineligible to be admitted to the United States. Here are the following grounds:

  • Health-Related Grounds;
  • Criminal and Related Grounds;
    • Crimes of Moral Turpitude
    • Security and Related Grounds;
    •  Public Charge Grounds;
    • Undocumented Entry and Immigration Status Violations;
    • Other Grounds of Inadmissibility;
      • Labor Certification,
      • Documentation Requirements,
      • Persons Ineligible for Citizenship,
      • Miscellaneous, and
      • Previous Removal or Unlawful Presence

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