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Is lying to an officer at the border enough to make me inadmissible to the United States for life?

The answer to this question is a nuanced YES. Section 212 (a)(6)(C) states: (i) In general.-Any alien who, by fraud or willfully misrepresenting a material fact, seeks to procure (or has sought to procure or has procured) a visa, other documentation, or admission into the United States or other benefit provided under this Act is inadmissible. […]

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How Can I Maintain my Permanent Resident Status While Living Abroad?

United States Permanent Resident (PR) Status requires the holder of such status to have her “permanent” or primary residence in the United States.  Therefore, if a PR is considering leaving the United States to take up residence in another country for at least one year she is at risk of losing her PR status.  In fact, an […]

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Expedited Removal and Fraud Charge

Q: I prepared my own TN visa application and applied for the visa yesterday at the U.S./Canadian border. After an in-depth interview, extensive internet research on the part of the officer and supervisor, and a lengthy delay, I was told that my paperwork was fraudulent. Needless to say, I did not get the TN visa […]

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DUI Conviction and affect on admissibility to United States

Q:  I recently pled guilty to a DUI (Drinking Under the Influence) charge in Canada.  Would I now require a waiver to enter the United States? A:  No.  There are two classes of criminal offenses that would make you inadmissible to enter the United States.  One is “conviction” for a crime involving moral turpitude and […]

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