Nicholas B. Kap


The recent influx into the United States of approximately 130,000 South Vietnamese refugees makes appropriate an examination of the legal aspects of refugee immigration. Even under more tranquil circumstances many refugees from different areas of the world come to this country every year. The process of entry into the United States and the refugees' subsequent status is determined by the provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, as subsequently amended. This note will examine those sections of the Act which allow an alien, based upon his refugee status, to come to or to remain in the United States and acquire permanent residence.