Ms. J had completed her final class before her Diversity visa interview, but had not received her high school diploma in time for the interview. The consular officer refused her for not having the equivalent of a high school education at the time of her interview. We pointed out that she had completed her high school education — that it was the education that satisfied the Lottery requirement, not the issuance of the diploma — and therefore satisfied the Lottery requirement at the time of her interview. Upon reconsideration, the consulate re-opened her case and issued to her an immigrant visa.
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.