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Identifying Grounds of Inadmissibility and Deportability in U.S. Immigration Law

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Produced on March 18, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h 31m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Immigration

Course Description

It is important for all practitioners of immigration law to be familiar with grounds of inadmissibility and deportability because they may apply in any type of case where a foreign national seeks to apply for a visa at a U.S. Consulate abroad, petition, for a nonimmigrant or immigrant classification within the United States, or for admission to the United States at a port of entry.

This program, presented by experienced immigration practitioner Lindsay Curcio, will study Sections 212 and 237 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and discuss issues which may prevent a foreign national from entering or remaining in the United States. Grounds will include health, criminal offenses, immigration violations, and misrepresentation and fraud. Statutory exceptions and waivers to grounds of inadmissibility and deportability will also be covered.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine requirements and strategies for waiver applications including waivers available for immigrants and nonimmigrants, qualifying relatives (I-601), and standards of hardship (I-601, I-601A)
  2. Identify tips to prepare waiver applications
  3. Explore trends in waiver adjudications including 601A waivers, revocations of waivers, and waivers in removal proceedings

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Lindsay A. Curcio

Law Office of Lindsay A. Curcio, Esq.

Lindsay A. Curcio has practiced immigration law since 1990. She is a sole practitioner located in Niagara Falls, New York and Brooklyn, New York. Her practice includes employment-based and family-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visas as well as waivers, removal defense, asylum, U.S. citizenship issues, and naturalization.

Ms. Curcio taught immigration law as an adjunct professor at New York Law School and Molloy College. She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She is a co-author of the first edition of Immigration and Nationality Law: Problems and Strategies (Lexis/Carolina Academic Press 2013).  She was co-director of New York Law School’s Justice Action Center’s Safe Passage Immigration Project from 2007 to 2012.

Ms. Curcio was awarded a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Northwestern University, a juris doctor degree from IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law, an MBA from Fordham University, an LLM in Transnational Commercial Practice from the Center for International Legal Studies/Lazarski University, and a graduate certificate in healthcare compliance from the University of Pittsburgh Law School.  She may be reached at lindsay@uneedavisa.com.



This was a very good overview of a couple of areas of a very complex topic. The materials contain excellent resources to begin with and delve into if we need them in practice.

Anne M.

Full of information; a cram course on immigration law, requirements, pitfalls, waivers, practice tips, etc. A must see presentation for anyone who ventures into the immigration practice areas.

Jeanelle M.

Thank you!

Elisa D.

Wished this was longer

Kai D.

Good speaker who is obviously interested in the subject matter

Esperanza A.

Great Presenter, Detailed Material.

Aryn C.

Very informative.

Shaun E.

great presenter

Dana R.

excellent overview

kenneth k.

very personable, humble, and knowledgeable

Alberto V.

Very knowledgeable attorney

Frank M.

packed with information

Laura V.

Wow - very comprehensive, and very helpful!

Joel C.

The best of the immigration intermediates because, though not super deep, has incredible depth.

Kelly M.

Very informational

Steve H.

She really knows the immigration law by heart

joseph m.

She was excellent!

Kichul K.


Flavio C.

very comprehensive lecture on this interesting area of immigration law.

Richard C.

Excellent program, and a delight to watch. Lots of good information, and resource materials.

Margaret A.

Very comprehensive and helpful.

Steven H.

Valuable for the non-immigrant law practitioner as well.

Andrea R.

Excellent information! Excellent presenter!

Lourna M.

A lot of material covered, with great fluidity!

Karen S.

Presenter covered a lot of ground, knows the material well and able to articulate it.

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