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Because of serious ongoing criminal activity of some permanent, organized, international gangs, along with growing concerns about gang-related crime in the United States, the Departments of State and Homeland Security have agreed that every application for entry to the United States by members of those gangs will be denied.

INA section 212(a)(3)(A)(ii), which renders inadmissible any alien "who a consular officer or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security knows, or has reasonable grounds to believe, seeks to enter the United States to engage solely, principally, or incidentally in any unlawful activity," applies to active members of the Yakuza and the biker groups the Hells Angels, the Outlaws, Bandidos, and the Mongols. 

The basis for these determinations was that these groups operated as permanent organized criminal societies.  Active membership in these groups could reasonably be considered to involve a permanent association with criminal activities and, therefore, could reasonably support a conclusion that any travel by such an alien to the United States could result in a violation of U.S. law, whether as a principal or incidental result of such travel.