Immigration and Naturalization-Suspension of Deportation- A Look at a Benevolent Aspect of the McCarran-Walter Act

This comment proposes to look, for a change, at one of the ameliorative portions of the act, the provisions which allow suspension of deportation for certain deserving aliens. This section of the statute is not only unusual in its solicitude for the foreign-born and their families but is also effectuated by a peculiar interaction of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government. Before considering the substantive law governing suspension of deportation, it is appropriate to look at the procedural aspects involved in applying the raw statutory language.