Tag: Arrests and Convictions

Extreme Hardship Guidance

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued policy guidance that clarifies how the agency determines “extreme hardship” waivers. “Extreme hardship” is a legal term for the burden of proof an applicant must meet in order to qualify for certin immigration-related waivers. These waivers are applied for by persons seeking to overcome grounds of inadmissibility […]

Client Advisory: Visa Revocation

As of November 5, 2015, the Department of State Visa Office requires consular officers to prudentially revoke the nonimmigrant visas of visa-holders with a DUI arrest or conviction that has occurred within the past five (5) years. What is prudential revocation? Prudential revocation occurs when, after visa issuance, information surfaced that has called into question […]