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Previous Deportation Order Overcome, Client Issued New Visa

Published: May 24, 2010 7:00 am By: Matthew L. Kolken

We were just able to obtain the approval of an application for consent to reapply for admission after deportation (Form I-212) on behalf of our client, a Citizen of Austria. Our client required the application because she was inadmissible to the United States as a result of the entry of an expedited removal order under INA §235(b)(1)(A)(i).

The expedited removal order was entered by Customs and Border Protection at the Highgate Springs, Vermont Port of Entry last September. As a result of the order our client was ineligible to return to the United States for a period of five years.

Subsequent to the entry of the order our client was admitted to Harvard University and retained us for the purpose of attacking the underlying removal order to enable her to attend classes for the fall 2010 semester. We submitted the application for permission to reapply for admission with the Embassy of the United States in London England, together with a student visa application, and a comprehensive legal brief establishing both her eligibility and the grounds that merited a favorable exercise of discretion. We filed with London because our client is currently residing there pursuant to her employment with Oxford University.

The application for permission to reapply was approved on the same day as our client’s visa interview, and her student visa (F-1) was issued a few days later. She may now enter the United States to attend classes at Harvard University this August. We wish her luck!

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