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How do arrests, convictions or cautions impact U.S. visa eligibility?

When preparing for your U.S. visa interview abroad, there are a number of key questions that you should ask yourself well in advance of your anticipated interview date.  Arrests, convictions or cautions impact U.S. visa eligibility: Have you ever been arrested, convicted, or cautioned for a crime anywhere in the world, including drunk driving or […]

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Humanitarian Parole may be available when in urgent need to enter the U.S.

This month, Attorney Jennifer Behm assisted a client with a Humanitarian Parole request.  Humanitarian Parole enables an otherwise inadmissible individual to enter the U.S. temporarily due to a compelling emergency.  In this case, our client was a Canadian citizen who had a minor son with an extremely rare medical condition.  His son had a crucial […]

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Automatic Visa Revalidation for Entry to the U.S.

Most foreign nationals seeking entry to the  U.S. are required to possess both a valid passport and a valid U.S. visa to apply for admission to the U.S. “Automatic visa revalidation” allows a foreign national with an expired nonimmigrant visa (“NIV”) to apply for re-entry to the U.S using a valid, unexpired I-94 in place […]

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Year End Review of Waivers

Have you ever been arrested in Canada or anywhere in the world?  If yes, then you may need a nonimmigrant U.S. waiver to enter the U.S.  if your offense is deemed to be a crime involving moral turpitude or CIMT.  This year end review will provide  an overview of U.S. Waivers.  At Berardi Immigration Law, […]

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Information released with your FOIA request

What is The Freedom of Information Act? Enacted in 1966, The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal law that establishes the public’s right to obtain information from federal government agencies.  Any person can file a FOIA request, including U.S. citizens, foreign nationals, organizations, associations, and universities. Following the Watergate scandal, the Act was […]

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When NOT to listen to the little voice inside your head …

Often times clients come to Berardi Immigration Law once they have hit a problem in their immigration pursuits.  While most times, we are able to help the client and provide a solution to their problems; that may not always be the situation.  Therefore, to avoid extra undue stress, consider contacting us before you start your […]

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Administrative Processing "Waiting Game" Can Lead to Frustration

Applying for a visa or green card at U.S. Consular posts can sometimes prove to be a long waiting process, especially when you hear the adjudicating officer say, “Your case needs further administrative processing.”  The Administrative Processing process is a key tool in ensuring careful consideration and screening of individuals admitted legally to the United […]

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New CBP/USCIS Inspection Procedures for Trucks Crossing Peace Bridge

On Monday, October 8, 2012, it was announced that Canada and the United State have entered into a preliminary agreement that would allow Buffalo bound trucks preclearance in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada.  This new initiative which seeks to improve traffic flow across the Peace Bridge would allow U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs […]

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How will the Beyond the Border Implementation Affect You?

In February of 2011, U.S. President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Harper announced the Beyond the Border Action Plan under which both countries work together to achieve security on our borders while facilitating the lawful movement of people and goods. Last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Canaddian Border Services Agency […]

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