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Fadi N. Minawi

Fadi Minawi’s Legal Cases

5 total

  • E-2 approved

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Apr 24, 2013
    Outcome:
    E-2 approval
    Description:
    Client had an approved E-2 visa for several years. Unfortunately Client ran into some criminal issues and was convicted of a crime. The next time the Client was travelling into the US on the E-2 visa, he was denied entry, and his visa was cancelled because of the conviction that had occurred. Upon taking an in-depth look at the conviction record as well as being provided details as to what had transpired, we held the opinion that the sole conviction of the Client is not one that allowed an officer to cancel the visa. We therefore put together a new application for an E-2 visa with a detailed explanation of what transpired along with legal arguments that the conviction does not make our Client inadmissible. We also put explained why our Client should never have been subjected to having his visa cancelled in the first place given that not all convictions renders an individual inadmissible to the US. Certain crimes such as CIMTs (crimes involving moral turpitude) and convictions relating to drugs, prostitution, etc. can make an individual inadmissible, but not all crimes render a person inadmissible. The Client was issued a new E-2 for a five-year period and is currently in the US operating his business.
  • EB-5 Approved

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Oct 10, 2012
    Outcome:
    Conditional Permanent Residence granted
    Description:
    Client purchased a bankrupt business for over $1M.
  • TN approved

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    May 06, 2013
    Outcome:
    Successful in attaining TN status as a Management Consultant for a 3 year period.
    Description:
    A Client had applied for TN status as a Management Consultant with our assistance, at a Canadian airport that had a US preclearance center. The application was made when the Client was flying to a US destination and presented the application then. The officer that adjudicated this application, indicated that a management consultant would have to be paid by a US source and used obscure language from the regulations in the INA (Immigration and Nationality Act) that was not relevant at all to TN applications in order to deny the application. We looked at the I-275 (Withdrawal of Application for Admission notice) and realized the regulations that were cited, were not at all relevant to TN applications. We also knew that TN applicants did not have to be paid by the petitioner. So long as the individual is seeking status for a professional occupation on the NAFTA TN list, and is going to provide professional services, the solution was to demonstrate this using the INA regulations. We therefore, prepared a new cover letter, explaining what had transpired with the previous application, and citing the relevant regulations, we put forth convincing submissions that that previous officer was incorrect in his assessment. We prepared our Client for a re-application at another Port-of-Entry.
  • Humanitarian Parole

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Feb 05, 2013
    Outcome:
    Successful
    Description:
    Canadian client has been travelling for many years without any issue into the US. He required travel for mainly business reasons but had occasionally visited as a pleasure visitor as well. Client was one day while crossing into the US, pulled into secondary inspection by the CBP officer. After being intensely questioned, it was determined that Client was inadmissible due to a possession of marijuana conviction from more than 20 years ago. The Client was completely unaware that the conviction made him inadmissible as he had never had a problem crossing previously, and the conviction entailed the Client simply to pay a fine. Client was told that he would need an approved waiver to go into the US. The problem was the time needed for the waiver processing as it was currently 6 to 8 months and the Client had to be in the US in a matter of days for business reasons. Client hired us to assist with a waiver application as well as a Humanitarian Parole. The waiver if approved will be valid for multiple entries and is typically valid for a particular duration of time, of up to five (5) years. The Humanitarian Parole application was made through a Port-of-Entry and will stipulate why there is a humanitarian element for the Client requiring to go to the US on an urgent basis. We demonstrated as best as possible, the importance of the Client’s travels to the US on humanitarian reasons.
  • L-1A Start-up

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    May 02, 2013
    Outcome:
    Applied for at Port-of-Entry and approved
    Description:
    Client expands Candian company into the US. Client has executive role withine company and wants to start-up business in the US.