Certain American Indians born in Canada (ABCs) enjoy access to the United States unrestricted by the Immigration and Nationality (INA), a right stemming from the Jay Treaty (1794).3 An examination of this right, reflected by codification as § 289 of the INA, reveals qualifying ABCs are entitled to privileges unparalleled by all but United States citizens to enter and remain in the U.S. “for the purpose of employment, study, retirement, investing, and/or immigration”4 or any other reason.
Seattle Journal of Environmental Law
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Indians of North America--Canada--Legal status, laws, etc.; Métis--Legal status, laws, etc.; Inuit--Legal status, laws, etc.; United States--Emigration and immigration--Law and legislation
United States; Canada
Boos, Greg; McLawsen, Greg; and Fathali, Heather, "Canadian Indians, Inuit, Métis, and Métis: An Exploration of the Unparalleled Rights Enjoyed by American Indians Born in Canada to Freely Access the United States" (2014). Border Policy Research Institute Publications. 64.