Category Archives: Immigration

The New 90-Day Rule: Presumption of Willful Misrepresentation

The Department of State (DOS) has updated the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) to change the criteria determining the conduct that could give rise to a presumption of “willful misrepresentation,” making visa applicants “inadmissible” to the U.S. under section 212(a)(6)(C)(i) of … Read More

Requirements for an E-2 Investor Visa

Below you may find a list of the requirements for an E-2 Investor Visa. For a list of E-2 treaty countries, click here. If a principal investor, you must be coming to the United States to “develop and direct” the … Read More

Hope after illegal entry – Waivers of unlawful presence based upon extreme hardship

Many assume that if they entered the United States illegally, there are no immigration options available to them. There are many possibilities, but here we will focus on just one—a family-based petition with a waiver of unlawful presence. Assume someone … Read More

La presencia en los EE.UU. es ilegal cuando el DACA expira

Para aquellos cuyos DACA expiran pronto – sin la opción de renovación o extensión – es importante saber que se acumula presencia ilegal desde la fecha de su vencimiento. Aunque DACA no califica como un período de presencia legalmente autorizada, … Read More

Respuestas prácticas después de la rescisión del DACA

El 5 de septiembre de 2017, el U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) anunció la rescisión de la Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Aquí más información sobre lo que es DACA y cómo se termina. Solicitud inicial. El DHS rechazará todas … Read More

Beware of unlawful presence when your DACA expires

For those whose DACA will expire soon – without the option of renewal or extension – it is important to consider that you may begin to accrue unlawful presence on the date of expiration. Even though DACA does not qualify … Read More

Practical answers after the DACA rescission

On September 5, 2017, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). See here for more information on what DACA is how it will be terminated. Initial request. The DHS will … Read More

The end of DACA: Undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children will not be protected anymore

On September 5, 2017, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and issued the Memorandum on Rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). What is DACA. DACA is a program … Read More

Juez del Circuito Nueve (Ninth Circuit) no puede impedir la deportación, pero la considera “inhumana” en su opinión concurrente

El 30 de Mayo, 2017, el Circuito Nueve revisó una petición para suspender la deportación de Magana Ortiz, un inmigrante sin documentos. Juez Reinhardt se encontró obligado a denegar la petición de Magana Ortiz debido a una falta de autoridad … Read More

Newly approved Form DS-5535 requires certain visa applicants to provide supplemental information concerning their last 15 years

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has recently approved the Department of State (DOS) notice (“Notice”) that would allow to request supplemental information “from a subset of visa applicants worldwide, in order to more rigorously evaluate applicants for terrorism or … Read More