Immigration and Nationality Act Definitions 1:

1. Administrator: The official appointed by the Secretary of State under section 1104(b) of this title.

2. Advocates: Encompasses actions such as advising, recommending, advancing through overt acts, and expressing belief in.

3. Alien: Any individual who is not a citizen or national of the United States.

4. Application for Admission: Refers to the application for entry into the United States, not the application for the issuance of an immigrant or nonimmigrant visa.

5. Attorney General: The Attorney General of the United States.

6. Border Crossing Identification Card: A document issued to a lawfully admitted permanent resident alien or an alien resident in foreign contiguous territory, allowing border crossing under specified conditions. The card must include a machine-readable biometric identifier, and an alien cannot cross the U.S. border with the card unless the biometric identifier matches the alien's characteristics.

7. Clerk of Court: The clerk of a naturalization court.

8. Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner: The Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization and a Deputy Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization, respectively.

9. Consular Officer: Any consular, diplomatic, or other U.S. officer or employee designated for issuing immigrant or nonimmigrant visas or adjudicating nationality under regulations.

10 Crewman: A person serving on board a vessel or aircraft.

11. Diplomatic Visa: A nonimmigrant visa titled as such, issued according to regulations by the Secretary of State.

12. Doctrine: Encompasses policies, practices, purposes, aims, or procedures.

13. Admission and Admitted:

  • With respect to an alien, lawful entry into the United States after inspection and authorization by an immigration officer.

  • Paroled or temporarily permitted alien crewmen are not considered admitted.

  • A lawful permanent resident is not seeking admission unless specific conditions are met, including abandonment of status, prolonged absence, engagement in illegal activities, departure under legal process, commission of certain offenses, or attempting entry at an unauthorized time or place.

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