Policy & Politics
Lifting of U.S. HIV Travel Ban Might Be "Coming Soon"
September 24, 2009
The Obama administration "has taken a new step toward lifting" the HIV travel ban, "a possible indication that a full repeal is coming soon," the Washington Blade reports. "A memo issued Tuesday by U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services instructs officers to place on hold any green card applications for foreign nationals that would otherwise be denied simply because of HIV status. These holds will continue until the release of the final rule change, which is expected later this year from the Department of Health & Human Services" (Johnson, 9/23).
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