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Chung Fook v. White

264 U.S. 443, 44 S. Ct. 361, 68 L. Ed. 781 (1924)

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Chung Fook v. White

United States Supreme Court

264 U.S. 443, 44 S. Ct. 361, 68 L. Ed. 781 (1924)

Facts

Chung Fook (plaintiff), a native-born citizen of the United States, married Lee Shee, an alien Chinese woman who was ineligible for naturalization. In 1922, Shee sought admission to the United States but was refused and was detained at the immigration station because she was an alien afflicted with a dangerous contagious disease. Fook contended that Shee was entitled to admission without detention under § 22 of the Immigration Act of February 5, 1917, which provides that the wife of a naturalized citizen, married to him after his naturalization and sent for by him, may be admitted without detention for treatment in a hospital though found to be affected with a contagious disorder. A federal district court and circuit court of appeals both denied a writ of habeas corpus.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Sutherland, J.)

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