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[13 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Law Offices of Nicklaus Misiti recently won a waiver for a US citizen petitioning spouse that was convicted of a crime against a minor.  Below are some tips for getting your application approved.  For anyone who doesn’t know the Adam Walsh Act (“AWA”) prohibits individuals convicted of crimes against minors from petitioning for their foreign born spouse or other relatives to come to the United States as lawful residents.  The AWA does allow for waiver if the petitioner can show they are not a threat to the beneficiary.
Here are some …