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Waivers for Fraud or a Willful Misrepresentation of a Material Fact To Obtain an Immigration Benefit
Waivers for Fraud or a Willful Misrepresentation of a Material Fact To Obtain an Immigration Benefit

This article covers waivers for fraud or material misrepresentations alleged under INA §212(a)(6)(C)(i) and INA §237(a)(1) . INA §212(a)(6)(C)(i) deals with individuals “who, by fraud, or willfully misrepresenting a material fact, seeks to procure… a visa, other ...

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