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US Visa Waiver Program Under Scrutiny

By Michael NirenOctober 25, 2015
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As recently reported by International Business Times, lawmakers in the United States are set to review the US visa waiver program that has been in place for nearly 30 years, due to the current foreign fighter threat. As it stands, the US Waiver Program allows visitors from various participating countries to travel to the United States without a […]

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Obama’s Executive Action for Illegal Immigration, Explained

By Michael NirenNovember 24, 2020
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As recently reported by The Guardian, President Barack Obama announced his Executive Action plan on immigration which has been making waves rather than ripples throughout the United States ever since. According to former White House advisor David Axelrod, the move that ends the threat of sudden deportation for over four million undocumented immigrants has more to do […]

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Can Justin Bieber Be Deported from the US?

By Michael NirenFebruary 28, 2014
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(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi, this is Michael Niren, immigration lawyer and founder of VisaPlace.com. So what’s going on with Justin Bieber and the petition to have him deported from the United States? If you’ve heard in the news, and most people have heard about this, he was charged with reckless driving. […]

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What is a United States Waiver for Denied Entry?

By Michael NirenDecember 7, 2020
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Do you want to enter the United States, but have a criminal record or other issue and are concerned about being refused entry? When dealing with denied entry to the United States for any number of reasons, there are actually special documents that you can apply for called United States waivers of inadmissibility. These waivers, good […]

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I Overstayed My Visa in the United States 2020

By Michael NirenJuly 29, 2020
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Have you overstayed your visa for the United States? This is a very serious situation, but it can happen more often and more easily than you would think. Most visas are temporary and have an expiry date, at which point you must leave the United States and return to your home country. An overstay is when […]

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Why would someone be denied entry to the US?

By Michael NirenApril 5, 2020
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Being denied entry to the United States is a serious matter, but it happens quite frequently. In fact, it often comes as a surprise to those individuals who are being denied entry that they were inadmissible at all. This is because there are so many different reasons that someone would be considered inadmissible to the […]

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Why Are People Denied Entry to the United States?

By Michael NirenApril 3, 2020
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Being denied entry to the United States is an extremely distressing situation, particularly If you have already spent money on your trip to the US or if you have a pressing family emergency to attend to. However, if you are denied entry to the United States your reasons for going to the United States – […]

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Are you a Canadian with a criminal record or an overstay in the US?

By fadiDecember 20, 2019
Inadmissibility

Reasons Why On May Need A U.S. Entry Waiver There are many reasons why you would be denied entry into the U.S. You may be denied if you have a disease that transfers easily to others,  have committed a crime of moral turpitude (ages 18 or older), if you have been charged with trafficking or […]

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Being Denied Entry to the United States for a DUI

By Michael NirenApril 5, 2020
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Having a criminal record is one of the most common reasons that someone would be denied entry to the United States. This means that when a traveler reaches a US customs checkpoint either in an airport or at the border, their criminal record will sometimes render then inadmissible to the country and they will have […]

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Being Denied Entry to the United States for a Criminal Record

By Michael NirenApril 5, 2020
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The United States has increased its border security in recent years, resulting in more restrictions as to who may enter the country and who may not. If you have a criminal record and try to cross the border, there is a very good chance that you will be denied entry to the United States. What Happens […]

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Can I enter the United States with a DUI?

By Michael NirenJune 19, 2020
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It is not always clear what kind of criminal convictions will result in your being denied entry to the United States. A DUI, in particular, can result in your inadmissibility to the United States, especially if there are additional criminal convictions or multiple DUI offenses on your record. Entering the United States with a DUI […]

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Can I Enter the US with a DUI?

By Michael NirenDecember 7, 2020
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Entering the US with a DUI is difficult. A DUI (Driving under the influence, or DWI – driving while intoxicated) is a very serious offense in both the United States and Canada, although at the border they may be treated a little differently. Canada, as a general rule, will not allow people into the country […]

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Entering the US with a DUI

By Michael NirenApril 5, 2020
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A criminal record for DUI can make it more difficult for you to enter the United States for a visit, even if you are a Canadian citizen. Trying to enter the United States with a criminal record could result in your being denied entry, which can be highly upsetting and inconvenient. Even if the DUI […]

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TN Visa Refusal – Case Study

By fadiApril 23, 2013
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Client’s Issue or Problem Client applied for a TN Visa application and was denied. The Client previously did not have representation but the prospective US Petitioning company, advised the Client that an attorney’s representation was not needed. Our Solution (Type of Visa/Action Recommended, What We Did) Upon taking an in-depth look at the application, as […]

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Couple Kept Apart – Wife Denied Entry to United States, Husband Denied Entry to Canada

By Michael NirenApril 5, 2020
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An Australian citizen and a United States citizen who came to Canada for a second honeymoon have been kept apart by both of them bring denied entry – the Australian wife is currently being denied entry to the United States because her visa expired a few weeks ago, and her husband has old arrests that […]