Visa waiver adjustment – No love in the City of Brotherly Love.

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Over the past few years I have been writing a lot  about the visa waiver program and adjustment of status. The visa waiver program is a program found at INA § 217 where citizens of certain countries can enter the United States for ninety days without a visa, similar to how United States citizens, when visiting many countries do not have to obtain a visa before traveling. A condition of the program is that a visa-waiver entrant cannot change or…

Why Matilda and not me?

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

In this blog, I have written a lot about the visa waiver program – on September 26, 2010,  October 31, 2010, January 16, 2011, and January 29, 2011  – and written other places, such on the ILW website  and the now defunct Immigration Law Today magazine.  I have also litigated the issue. The conclusion from all this writing and analysis is that for six years aliens and attorneys have been on notice, at least in the the 9th Circuit, that when…

Visa waiver program redux

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

I have written several times, here, here, and here  about the visa waiver program, similar to how most Americans visit other countries – without visas for short stays, and the ability to adjust status — that is, become a United States citizen. The issue involved is as follows:

The speculative bubble in immigration practice. Part II.

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Last week I discussed the irrational exuberance that caused attorneys to file adjustment of status applications for their clients who were deported and then came back even after it had become clear that USCIS was going to find the client ineligible for adjustment of status. This week I will discuss a similar irrational exuberance involving visa-waiver-entrant adjustments. The visa waiver program, found at INA § 217, allows citizens of certain countries to come to the United States without a visa…