San Diego Law Review

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This Article examines the procedures available to the alien performer wishing to enter this country, either temporarily or permanently. The author argues that, while the foreign entertainer has traditionally brought diversity and enrichment to our culture, current immigration laws have been designed to particularly restrict the entry of these aliens. He presents a survey of the various statutory and regulatory provisions that apply to foreign artists who wish to enter the United States and concludes that immigration laws concerning alien entertainers cannot be formulated until overall immigration policy in terms of economic concerns and the foreign worker is adequately addressed.