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HANSEN V. HAFF, 291 U. S. 559 (1934)

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Hansen v. Haff, 291 U.S. 559 (1934)

Hansen v. Haff

No. 325

Argued February 6, 1934

Decided March 5, 1934

291 U.S. 559


1. A reentry permit does not entitle an alien to remain in the country if of a prohibited class. P. 291 U. S. 561.

2. An alien of a prohibited class is liable to deportation within five years of entry or reentry. Act of February 5, 1917, § 19; 8 U.S.C. § 155. P. 291 U. S. 561.

3. In § 3, Act of February 5, 1917, prohibiting entry to any person coming into the country "for the purpose of prostitution or for any other immoral purpose," the words "any other immoral purpose"

Page 291 U. S. 560

are limited by the principle of ejusdem generis to objectives of the same character as prostitution. P. 291 U. S. 562.

4. An alien woman who, on her return to this country from a trip abroad, is attended by a man with whom she has had, and still intends to continue, illicit sex relations, but whose paramount object in entering is to resume her former residence here and pursue a legitimate occupation, is not a person coming into the United States for an immoral purpose within the meaning of § 3 of the Act. P. 291 U. S. 562.

65 F.2d 94 reversed.

Certiorari, 290 U.S. 615, to review the affirmance of an order denying a writ of habeas corpus in the case of a woman held for deportation under the Immigration Act.

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