Written by: Taher Kameli, Esq.
As you are aware, on September 24, 2017, Donald Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation imposing restrictions on travelers from eight countries including Iran and barring them from receiving U.S. visas. Unfortunately, the presidential proclamation has been fully implemented since December 08, 2017 per the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision allowing the third version of the travel ban to go into effect.
However, this does not completely close the door on receiving a U.S. visa and individuals can still obtain a U.S. visa under certain circumstances. In fact, those willing to enter the United States are able to put their desire into practice should they demonstrate that they are eligible for a waiver.
Under the Presidential Proclamation, a consular officer may, in his or her discretion, grant a waiver if a foreign national demonstrates to the consular officer’s satisfaction that: (A) denying entry would cause the foreign national undue hardship; (B) entry would not pose a threat to the national security or public safety of the United States; and (C) entry would be in the national interest of the United States. Hence, the satisfaction of the mentioned criteria paves the way for individuals’ entry to the United States while the reverse impedes the ability to obtain a U.S. visa.
The Law Offices of Kameli and Associates possessing over two decades of indisputable experience, handling tough immigration cases successfully, providing the highest quality legal representation, privileged to serve thousands of satisfied clients and having a passion for justice for every client and every case has decided to assist individuals eagerly awaiting their visa issuance. If you have a scheduled visa interview or your case has been placed in administrative processing, we would be more than happy to prepare waivers on your behalf and make strong legal arguments in order to increase your chances of admission to the United States.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or 001 312 427 0139 should you have any questions as our legal experts are keen to respond to any questions you may have.