Copy of Response to Information Request No. 2771 and attachments, and information on circumstances that cause loss of Resident Alien Status. [USA8614]

Please find attached a copy of the requested document. The original attachments of Response to Information Request No. 2271, however, could not be found among the IRBDC files and the original documents from which they were copied are currently missing from our library. The Calgary IRBDC holds a copy of the book A Simple Guide to United States Immigration Law listed in the previous response.
Please find attached with this response a copy of sections from the Immigration and Nationality Act of the United States which are pertinent to the question, including the articles referred to in the previous response, and the 1986 law amending this Act. Please note that a new Immigration Act was passed in the United States in 1990.
Also attached to this response, please find a table of contents and the section of the book Understanding the Immigration Act of 1990 regarding exclusions and deportations, and the corresponding section of the new immigration act as contained in the book. Regarding the circumstances that can cause loss of Resident Alien Status, a representative from the Consular Section of the Embassy of the United States in Ottawa provided the information that follows (Consular Section of the United States Embassy 28 May 1991).
Resident Alien Status in the United States is lost:
a) if the person leaves the country for more than one year, or more than two years if the person has a re-entry permit or special permission. The person may not lose the status if it can be shown that there were drastic circumstances leading the person to leave the country for longer than the indicated lengths of time corresponding to each of the above cases;
b) if the person is convicted for a criminal offence;
c) if it is proven in court that the person entered the United States fraudulently;
d) if the person entered the United States on a marriage visa and is divorced within the first two years.
The Consular Section is mailing to the IRBDC some documents which provide additional or corroborating information on this subject. The documents will be immediately forwarded to you upon receipt.

Consular Section of the United States Embassy, Ottawa. 28 May 1991. Telephone Interview with Representative.

Yale-Loehr, Stephen, ed. 1991. Understanding the Immigration Act of 1990. Washington, D.C.: Federal Publications, Inc. Pp. 12-1 - 12-33 and A-91 - A-112.
99th Congress of the United States. 1986. Public Law 99-603-Nov. 6, 1986 (An Act to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to revise and reform the immigration laws, and for other purposes). Entire document, as held in the IRBDC files.
Immigration and Nationality Act. 1980. Washington, D.C.: U.S.
Government Printing Office. Pp. 29-30, 46-47, 63-86, 90-92, 96-97.