Mr. R’s parents won the Green Card Lottery while he was under the age of 21. He immigrated with his family to the US. Later, he returned to his home country, fell in love with Z and married her. Because he was spending the majority of his time outside the US, he was unable to accumulate enough time as a permanent resident to become a US citizen. US immigration law imposes quotas on spouses of green card holders; as a result, long waits to immigrate to the United States are the norm. So Z decided to enter into a sham marriage with an unmarried Lottery winner in order to “expedite” her immigration. The consular officer found out about the sham marriage and permanently barred her for her misrepresentation (Section 212(a)(6)(C)(i)). With our assistance, Mr. R then initiated the process of immigration for his wife and their two children. While the process of immigration for his children was straightforward, we had to prepare an immigrant waiver application for his wife based on the extreme hardship Mr. R would suffer in the event of a denial. After a
White & Associates is an American law firm founded in 1993 by Kenneth White, an honors graduate of the George Washington University National Law Center in Washington, D. C. Mr. White, who has worked in all three branches of the U. S. government, including the State and Commerce Departments, U. S. Congress, and District of Columbia Superior Court, is licensed by the State of Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia and is a member of the D. C. and 9th Circuit Courts of Appeals and D. C. District Court bars. He is fluent in the Russian language; has conducted several seminars on immigration and business topics; and is the author of the books U. S. Nonimmigrant Visas (available on Amazon. com) and U. S. Immigration and Citizenship, as well as dozens of articles, including “Challenging a Finding of Inadmissibility” and “Top 25 Reasons Visa Applicants are Denied”.
Mr. White has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1994. He is also a member of the Association to Invest in USA. He was a long-time resident of Moscow, Russia, where he had a successful consular practice, resolving complicated visa issues, overcoming prior visa rejections and ineligibilities, as well as securing waivers on behalf of clients. He has sued the US Embassy in Moscow, ensuring changes in its processing of DV Lottery applications after the Lotterygate scandal, and securing a court order directing it to make a visa decision expeditiously on an application pending for more than three years. He has filed a Discrimination Complaint against the US Embassy in Tashkent with the Office of Inspector General at the Department of State, prompting changes in practices and personnel at the embassy. Mr. White has traveled to thirty five countries and represented clients at more than thirty consulates around the world.