The Chemical Engineer

The 33-year old chemist-chemical engineer arrived in the States with his wife in January 1957. His integration was without major problems, his case is interesting, however, as his immigration resulted in a court case: originally he received a so-called parole visa, granted for urgent humanitarian reasons. Usually it was issued to those who had been severely persecuted for political reasons or had participated in the revolution and had to fear retribution at home. However, it turned out that the young engineer was a member of the Communist Party, and did not disclose this to the American authorities. Thus the immigration authorities initiated that his visa and permanent residence permit should be revoked. The documents contain the document submitted by his lawyer and the reasoning of the court ruling.