What Is the Visa Waiver Program?
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows foreign visitors from nearly 40 countries to enter the U.S. for up to 90 days without applying for a visa. While this is a benefit for tourists and family members who wish to make short trips to visit relatives, serious complications can occur if the terms of the VWP are violated.
If you have been accused of overstaying your welcome or otherwise engaging in activity that is prohibited by the VWP, you need skilled and experienced legal counsel in your corner. Contact The Kasen Law Firm, LLC, online for a free phone consultation, or call 843-376-4085 or toll free at 888-370-5810. We have offices in Charleston, and Flushing, New York.
Were You Accused of a VWP Violation?
Foreign nationals who enter the U.S. under the VWP and stay beyond the 90 days allowed by law generally are deemed to have waived their right to contest removal other than through an application for asylum. They are also subject to being administratively removed from the U.S. to their home country without having the case go through immigration court. Such violators are precluded from returning to the U.S. for up to 10 years.
Sometimes, however, Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) will bring these cases to immigration court. This may enable a VWP violator to seek voluntary departure, a form of discretionary relief against removal, and permit return to the U.S. without waiting up to 10 years. This can be especially troubling if the VWP visitor has married a U.S. citizen during his or her time in the country.
If you or a loved one has been accused of violating the terms of the VWP, we will work hard to help you explore the options that may be available to you and help you achieve the best possible outcome.
We Are Here to Help: Contact Us About Non-Immigrant Visas
We can help resolve problems faced by those who have entered the U.S. under the VWP or those who have non-immigrant visas. Call us at 843-376-4085 or toll free at 888-370-5810 or contact us online to schedule a free telephone consultation. With offices in Charleston, and Flushing, New York, we serve clients throughout the United States and around the world. We can make the difference.