The USCIS is scheduled to implement a program that will allow certain immigrant visa applicants to have their waiver application adjudicated before they leave the United Stated to attend their consular interview. Such a change will increase interest in U.S. citizens filing family-based petitions for their spouses and children and, in turn, for these family members filing waivers of inadmissibility. To prepare for this increased demand, practitioners will need to know whether their clients are inadmissible and whether they qualify for this special pre-adjudication procedure.
This four-week training on the grounds of inadmissibility provides an in-depth examination of the most common grounds of inadmissibility. The training will cover when and to whom inadmissibility applies and the grounds of inadmissibility for unlawful presence and other immigration violations, fraud and false claims to citizenship, smuggling, crimes, and health-based grounds. While we will touch on the waivers available for some of these grounds, we will not look closely at waivers and how to apply for them; CLINIC’s specific e-learning course on waivers will cover those.