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The Legal Immigrant podcast covers U.S. immigration problems that Dyan Williams Law PLLC can help you solve. Through success stories and Q&As, we'll discuss waivers of inadmissibility due to fraud or misrepresentation, criminal offense, unlawful presence, illegal entries, and removal orders; motions to reconsider inadmissibility bars; marriage-based green card, spousal immigrant visa, K-1 fiance visa; naturalization issues; and more.

Website: www.dyanwilliamslaw.com

The Legal Immigrant Dyan Williams , Esq.

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The Legal Immigrant podcast covers U.S. immigration problems that Dyan Williams Law PLLC can help you solve. Through success stories and Q&As, we'll discuss waivers of inadmissibility due to fraud or misrepresentation, criminal offense, unlawful presence, illegal entries, and removal orders; motions to reconsider inadmissibility bars; marriage-based green card, spousal immigrant visa, K-1 fiance visa; naturalization issues; and more.

Website: www.dyanwilliamslaw.com

    I-601 Waiver for INA 212(a)(6)(C)(i) Bar + Immigrant Visa = A True Success Story

    I-601 Waiver for INA 212(a)(6)(C)(i) Bar + Immigrant Visa = A True Success Story

    Five years after being found inadmissible under INA 212(a)(6)(C)(i), our client finally received her Immigrant Visa to join her U.S. citizen spouse in the United States. Consistent with normal processing time, USCIS took 10 months to approve her Form I-601 application for waiver of inadmissibility, which we prepared and filed on her behalf. But due to the U.S. Consulate’s administrative delays and a Presidential Proclamation suspending entries from the client’s home country, it took almost three more years for her to get the visa.

    • 9 min
    COVID-19 Vaccination Required for Green Card Applicants, Starting October 1st

    COVID-19 Vaccination Required for Green Card Applicants, Starting October 1st

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a new requirement that will affect all green card applicants. Starting October 1, 2021, intended immigrants must receive full doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to immigrate to the U.S. This new requirement affects eligibility for permanent residence on health-related grounds.

    • 15 min
    U.S. Immigration Risks in Claiming F-1 OPT or H-1B Status When There is No Real Job

    U.S. Immigration Risks in Claiming F-1 OPT or H-1B Status When There is No Real Job

    If you seek to maintain F-1 OPT, F-1 STEM OPT or H-1B status through employment – when there is no real job – you run the risk of being found inadmissible under INA 212(a)(6)(C)(i). This law states that you have a lifetime bar if you engage in fraud or willful misrepresentation of a material fact to obtain a U.S. immigration benefit.

    • 19 min
    B-1 Visitor Visa: Traveling to the U.S. for Business

    B-1 Visitor Visa: Traveling to the U.S. for Business

    Is the B-1/B-2 the right visa to enter the U.S. to participate in a business meeting? Attend a conference or convention? Negotiate a contract? Yes on the B-1, but no on a B-2 only. If you have a combination B-1/B-2 visa, you should inform the U.S customs officer of the main purpose of your visit. Get admitted in the right classification. The B-1 is more flexible than the B-2 classification. You may engage in business activities and tourism with a B-1. But the B-2 is for tourism and social visits only, with very limited exceptions in special circumstances.

    • 19 min
    2019 Public Charge Rule Gets Tossed; 1999 Rule is Back

    2019 Public Charge Rule Gets Tossed; 1999 Rule is Back

    On March 9, 2021 the Public Charge rule under the prior Trump Administration was vacated and removed. USCIS and the U.S. Department of State will apply the old 1999 rule to determine whether a person is likely to become a public charge on the U.S. government. Under section 212(a)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), a person seeking entry to the U.S. on a visa or applying for permanent residence is inadmissible if, "at the time of application for admission or adjustment of status, is likely at any time to become a public charge." Applicants will not be granted entry or a green card if they are deemed inadmissible under section 212(a)(4).

    • 15 min
    Immigration Reform Update: Earned Path to Citizenship and Repeals of Certain Inadmissibility Bars

    Immigration Reform Update: Earned Path to Citizenship and Repeals of Certain Inadmissibility Bars

    On February 18, the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 was introduced in the House by California Congresswoman Linda Sánchez and in the Senate by New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez. The White House first announced the bill on January 20, which was the first day of the Biden Administration. The bill is 353 pages long. It contains sweeping provisions that, if passed, will overhaul many parts of the U.S. immigration system. It seeks to give certain undocumented immigrants Lawful Prospective Immigrant (LPI) status and an 8-year path to U.S. citizenship; allow eligible DREAMERS, TPS holders and farmworkers to immediately apply for permanent residence; repeal the 3/10 year unlawful presence bar under INA 212(a)(9)(B) and the permanent bar under INA 212(a)(9)(C); and create an exception to the misrepresentation of citizenship bar for any person who was under age 21 when the false claim was made.

    • 17 min

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