Tuesday, November 3, 2009

President Obama Lifts Travel Ban to US for HIV Positive

President Obama issued the final rule on the travel ban yesterday.  The final rule will not go into effect until January 4, 2010.  The most relevant part of the final rule in the Federal Register states:

 "[T]he Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services (HHS), is amending its regulations to remove 'Human
Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection' from the definition of
communicable disease of public health significance and remove
references to 'HIV' from the scope of examinations for aliens.
Prior to this final rule, aliens with HIV infection were considered
to have a communicable disease of public health significance and were
thus inadmissible to the United States per the Immigration and
Nationality Act (INA)."

Read the complete final rule: http://frwebgate1.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/TEXTgate.cgi?WAISdocID=275617108193+22+1+0&WAISaction=retrieve

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