Denial OvercomePublished: Jul 21, 2006 11:00 am By: Matthew L. Kolken Source: My Source
Matthew L. Kolken has overcome an initial was refusal of admission on behalf of his client, a citizen of Canada, who had applied for admission to the United States as an L-1A Intracompany Transferee at the British Columbia/Washington State Peace Arch Port of Entry.
When Mr. Kolken's client applied for admission the inspecting officer questioned his eligibility for L-1A status because he erroneously determined that he was not employed in Canada as a manager, and permitted the client to withdraw his application and go back to Canada.
Mr. Kolken represented his client at an Ontario/New York State Port of Entry with a detailed description of his client's employment abroad as well as an explanation of the law governing the adjudication of the application. The inspecting officer agreed with Mr. Kolken's assessment, and his client was admitted to the United States.