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212(a) Inadmissibility Grounds & Waiver of Inadmissibility

Below are the various Section 212(a) inadmissibility grounds that can be found in the Immigration & Nationality Act (INA) section 212. If the inadmissibility ground is waivable, reference to the specific waiver of inadmissibility is also given. Inadmissibility Grounds Inadmissibility Grounds INA reference Waiver of Inadmissibility for Immigrant Visa Waiver of Inadmissibility for Non-immigrant Visa [...]

By |2016-11-14T23:35:07-05:00July 29th, 2012|Immigration Blog|0 Comments

USCIS To Centralize Filing and Adjudication of I-601, I-212 and I-290B Waivers

"Beginning June 4, 2012, individuals abroad who have applied for certain visas and have been found ineligible by a U.S. Consular Officer, will be able to mail requests to waive certain grounds of inadmissibility directly to a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Lockbox facility. This change affects where individuals abroad, who have been found [...]

By |2016-11-14T23:35:08-05:00May 25th, 2012|Immigration Blog|0 Comments

Voluntary Departure

The departure of an alien from the United States without an order of removal. The departure may or may not have been preceded by a hearing before an immigration judge. An alien allowed to voluntarily depart concedes removability but does not have a bar to seeking admission at a port-of-entry at any time. Failure to [...]

By |2016-11-14T23:35:08-05:00April 25th, 2011|Immigration Blog|0 Comments

Salvadorans Provided With Interim Employment Authorization Documents

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (U.S.C.I.S.) announced today that some existing Salvadoran Temporary Protected Status (T.P.S.) beneficiaries will receive interim Employment Authorization Documents (E.A.D.s) during the continued processing of their re-registration applications. USCIS mailed approximately 4,500 EADs, to be delivered no later than March 9, 2011, to Salvadorans who have not yet received a final [...]

By |2016-11-14T23:35:08-05:00March 15th, 2011|Immigration Blog|0 Comments

Exemption for Individuals Affiliated with Certain Iraqi Groups from Certain Inadmissibility Provisions

Effective September 21, 2009, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, following consultation with each other and the Attorney General, exercised their discretionary authority under Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) section 212(d)(3)(B)(i) to exempt qualified individuals, as determined by officials of their respective Departments based on specified standards, from [...]

By |2016-11-14T23:35:08-05:00March 2nd, 2011|Immigration Blog|0 Comments

Bars to Naturalization

Naturalization and immigration issues are complicated and different rules and processes apply to different people. Becoming a United States citizen is a dream for almost every person present in this country who is not already a United States citizen. For many immigrants, naturalization becomes a reality and they go on to enjoy the benefits of [...]

By |2016-11-14T23:35:08-05:00February 2nd, 2011|Immigration Blog|0 Comments

Flights to and from Cuba

Effective January 28, 2011, President Obama’s promise to lessen travel restrictions with Cuba will be partially implemented.  The final rule issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is summarized here: “Under Department of Homeland Security regulations, direct flights between the United States and Cuba must arrive at or depart from one of three named [...]

By |2015-05-01T12:21:30-05:00February 2nd, 2011|Immigration Blog|0 Comments

Visa Bulletin For January 2011

A. STATUTORY NUMBERS 1.  This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during January. Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security reports applicants for adjustment of status.  Allocations were made, to [...]

By |2016-11-14T23:35:08-05:00January 3rd, 2011|Immigration Blog|0 Comments