Archive for March, 2008

What if he was a foreigner?

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

Eliot Spitzer Eliot Spitzer has not been convicted of a crime. An alien need not be convicted of a crime to be inadmissible to the United States. An alien, for example, can be denied admission to the United States if he admits committing acts which constitute the essential elements of a crime involving moral turpitude (other than a purely political offense) or an attempt or conspiracy to commit such a crime. INA ยง 212(a)(2)(A)(i)(I). It is not clear from the…

National Customer Service Center redux

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

I recently posted a description of the uselessness of the National Customer Service Center. I described my experiences with two cases, and I-212 and an N-565. After I received my unsatisfactory response regarding the N-565, I sought another avenue for satisfaction — the American Immigration Lawyers Association inquiry program. A week after I submitted the inquiry, I got a response from a noble AILA volunteer who helps run the program. The answer, forwarded to me from the Nebraska Service Center,…

What if he was a foreigner?

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

James Barbour James Barbour, a Broadway actor who played the Beast in Beauty of the Beast pled guilty to two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor, presumably Section 260.10 of the New York State Penal Law. Mr. Barbour was originally charged with sexual abuse of a minor. Had Mr. Barbour pled guilty to a sexual abuse charge, he would have been deportable without a means of relief, as sexual abuse of a minor is an aggravated felony, INA…

What if he was a foreigner?

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

Pete Rose Pete Rose, former Major League Baseball star and manager, pled guilty on April 22, 1990,to two charges of filing false income tax returns not showing income he received from selling autographs, memorabilia, and from horse racing winnings. On July 20, 1990, Rose was sentenced to five months in the medium security Prison Camp at the United States Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois and fined $50,000. He was released on January 7, 1991 after having paid $366,041 in back taxes…