Deportation Prevented, Waiver Approved, Client now Allowed to Enter the United StatesPublished: Jul 13, 2009 Source: My Source
Our client is a native of India and citizen of Canada. He is married to a Canadian citizen and has two Canadian citizen children. He is the owner and operator of a successful fast food franchise.
Sixteen years ago he was admitted to the United States using a photo-substituted passport. Thereafter, he came to the attention of the immigration authorities. We represented him in the Immigration Court proceeding and obtained a grant of Voluntary Departure on his behalf, and obtained extensions until he became landed in Canada five years ago. He is inadmissible to the United States for life because of his entry fraud and for 10 years from the date he departed for unlawful presence. The client wishes to enter the United States as both a visitor for business and a visitor for pleasure.
We prepared an application for a nonimmigrant waiver of inadmissibility, submitted our legal brief in support of the application, as well as documentation showing his acceptance of responsibility for his actions, his rehabilitation, and that there would be no risk of harm to the United States if he were admitted. The application was approved by the Admissibility Review Office located in Hearndon, Virginia, which is part of U. S. Customs and Border Protection, a sub-agency of the Department of Homeland Security.