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The fight was not over, but Simpson accepted a temporary truce. The battle outlined in the early years of the Reagan administration would preview the struggle that would simmer for another fourteen years. The three refugee issues that Congress first debated between 1980 and 1982—ceilings on overseas refugee admissions, summary exclusion procedures, and time limits for asylum applications—would become the very issues over which the battle lines would be drawn in late 1990s. Although the 1986 law did not change the asylum rules directly, its provisions nevertheless deeply affected the future controversy over asylum procedures.

On all but one occasion, his requests had been granted. In each case, his name should have raised questions because of his previous ties to possible criminal activities. However, the officials who granted the visas were not foreign service officers, but Central Intelligence Agency employees holding second “cover” jobs as consular officers. 29 In 1990, the State Department discovered its error and revoked his visa, but he re-entered the United States, perhaps with a different visa, and applied for permanent residence.

Consulates in Africa. On all but one occasion, his requests had been granted. In each case, his name should have raised questions because of his previous ties to possible criminal activities. However, the officials who granted the visas were not foreign service officers, but Central Intelligence Agency employees holding second “cover” jobs as consular officers. 29 In 1990, the State Department discovered its error and revoked his visa, but he re-entered the United States, perhaps with a different visa, and applied for permanent residence.

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