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Tag: Criminal_Waivers

  • Does my criminal history make me inadmissible to the U.S.?

    According to the Immigration and Nationality Act, individuals are deemed inadmissible to the United States on criminal grounds if they are convicted of OR admit the essential elements of: A crime involving moral turpitude or an attempt or conspiracy to commit such a crime or; A violation of any law regulation of a State, the […]
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  • COVID-19 & Its Impact On Nonimmigrant Waiver Applications

    Form I-192 allows inadmissible nonimmigrant aliens to apply for advance permission to temporarily enter the United States. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and the Canadian Border closing, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has stopped accepting waiver applications and is not processing I-192 biometrics for e-SAFE pending applications.  Originally, the I-192 filing fee was supposed to increase from $585 […]
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  • B Visa: What is it? What can you do with it?

    In general, when a citizen of a foreign country wishes to enter the United States, the foreign national must first obtain a visa. The visa allows a foreign national to travel to a U.S. port of entry and request permission of a U.S. immigration official to enter the United States. While Canadian Citizens are required to present a valid passport at the port of entry, they typically do not need a visa to enter the United States directly from Canada for the purposes of visiting or studying...
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  • Deportation/Removal from the United States

    The Immigration and Nationality Act contains several provisions regarding the deportation of non-citizens. Non-citizens may be deported for a variety of reasons including criminal issues or illegal entry/employment issues. Long-time “green card holders” or lawful permanent residents of the U.S. are also subject to such provisions. Rosanna Berardi is a former Trial Attorney for the […]
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  • Impact of a Criminal Conviction on Your Immigration Status

    The U.S. government does not recognize foreign pardons when determining admissibility. This means that even if your past conviction was pardoned, you may still need a criminal waiver to enter the U.S. In this video, Attorney Rosanna Berardi discusses when a criminal waiver may be needed. Did you take a plea agreement without realizing you […]
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  • Inadmissibility to the U.S. & the Petty Offense Exception

    Even if advised by CBP that you need to obtain a criminal waiver, you may qualify for the Petty Offense Exception. Don’t go to the time and expense of filing for an unnecessary waiver. Call Immigration Attorney Rosanna Berardi for a consultation to determine if you qualify for this exception. Do you think that because […]
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