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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

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

Diversity Visa Lottery Program

With the diversity visa lottery program each year approximately 50,000 green cards are offered each year to people from countries that in recent years have sent the fewest immigrants to the United States. The purpose of this program is to ensure a diverse ethnic mix among those who immigrate to the U.S. (although applicants must [...]

By |2016-11-14T23:35:08-05:00October 3rd, 2010|Immigration Blog|0 Comments

Foreign Officers A-1 Visa or Diplomatic Visa

The A-1 diplomatic visa is considered nonimmigrant and permits foreign officers of permanent diplomatic missions or consular posts to enter into the U.S. and engage in official activities. Persons eligible for include: Officers of permanent diplomatic missions or consular posts in the U.S., such as ambassadors, public ministers, career diplomats, or consular officers; Representatives of [...]

By |2016-11-14T23:35:09-05:00September 19th, 2010|Immigration Blog|0 Comments

O-1 Visa (Persons of Extraordinary Ability in the Arts, Athletics, Science, Business, and Education)

O-1 visas are available to persons of proven extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics. To be considered a person of extraordinary ability, you must have sustained national or international acclaim, or, if you work in motion pictures or television productions, you must have a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement. O-1 visas [...]

By |2016-11-14T23:35:09-05:00September 11th, 2010|Immigration Blog|0 Comments

Marriage Based Green Cards, a Guide to Qualify

Marriage based green cards may be obtained in several ways for persons already in the U.S. depending upon marriage either to a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident and depending upon whether he/she entered the U.S. legally or illegally. Marriage to U.S. Citizen There are several options: Get married and immediately apply for a marriage based [...]

By |2016-11-14T23:35:09-05:00August 24th, 2010|Immigration Blog|0 Comments

Visa Bulletin for August 2010

Number 23 Volume IX Washington, D.C. A. STATUTORY NUMBERS 1. This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during August. 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 [...]

By |2016-11-14T23:35:09-05:00August 15th, 2010|Immigration Blog|0 Comments

H-1B Visa Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Cap Season

H-1B Visa Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Cap Season The H-1B Visa Program U.S. businesses use the H-1B visa program to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise in specialized fields, such as scientists, engineers, or computer programmers. How USCIS Determines if an H-1B Visa Petition is Subject to the FY [...]

By |2016-11-14T23:35:09-05:00August 4th, 2010|Immigration Blog|0 Comments

An Alien’s Motion to Continue Removal Proceedings to Await the Adjudication of a Pending Family-Based Visa Petition

The Board of Immigration Appeals has issued an important decision on the issue of when a continuance should be granted by an Immigration Judge when an alien is in removal proceedings but who has a pending family-based visa petition (an I-130) that makes him or her prima facie eligible to adjust his or her status [...]

By |2010-07-30T20:15:00-05:00July 30th, 2010|Immigration Blog|0 Comments