601A – Do Not Underestimate the Hardship Dec13

601A – Do Not Underestimate the Hardship

Do not underestimate the power of hardships.  A hardship, alone, may not seem enough to be extreme.  To establish an extreme hardship, it is not necessary to demonstrate that a single hardship, taken in isolation, rises to the level of extreme.  Rather, any relevant hardship factors must be considered in he aggregate, not in isola...

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Muslim Ban 2.0 – A Brief Synopsis of the Major Provisions Mar08

Muslim Ban 2.0 – A Brief Synopsis of the Major Provisions

This is a brief summary of the Executive Order issued on March 6, 2017. This order rescinds the Executive Order (13769) issued on January 27, 2017 and creates the following new rules and regulations. A summary of what the Executive Order covers is below: Who does the ban apply to?  Foreign nationals, who do no...

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Lying to Get a Visa – Don’t do it Aug09

Lying to Get a Visa – Don’t do it

Why do people lie to get a visa or an immigration benefit?  I frankly don't know.  But, it seems people lie often to get an immigration benefit, without realizing the consequences of their actions.  It could end up haunting them for the rest of their lives. Section 212(a)(6)(C)(i) provides as follows: Any alien who, by fraud o...

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