Irina Vinogradsky is Washington D.C. Metro Area Immigration Lawyer with extensive experience and excellent reputation for effective legal representation in simple and difficult immigration cases. Ms. Vinogradsky has experience in areas of deportation defense (criminal and non-criminal), representation on appeals and motions with the immigration courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals, family-based immigration, asylum, naturalization, and consular processing. You, your family member, or your friend, will benefit from attorney Vinogradsky's experience, knowledge, and desire to see all clients succeed.
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New Process for Venezuelans
On Oct. 12, 2022, the United States announced a new process that allows Venezuelan nationals and their immediate family members to come to the United States. This provides a safe and orderly way for nationals of Venezuela who are outside the United States and lack U.S. entry documents to be considered, on a case-by-case basis, for advance authorization to travel and a temporary period of parole for up to 2 years for urgent humanitarian reasons and significant public benefit. To participate in this process, Venezuelan nationals must:
- Have a supporter in the United States;
- Undergo and clear robust security vetting;
- Meet other eligibility criteria; and
- Warrant a favorable exercise of discretion.
Individuals participating in the process must have a supporter in the United States who agrees to provide them with financial support for the duration of their parole in the United States.
The first step in the process is for the U.S.-based supporter to file a Form I-134, Declaration of Financial Support, with USCIS for each Venezuelan national or immediate family member they seek to support, including minor children. The U.S. government will then vet the supporter to ensure that they are able to financially support the Venezuelan nationals they are agreeing to support.
Supporters must file a separate Form I-134 for each beneficiary, even minor children. Multiple supporters may join together to support a beneficiary. In this case, a supporter should file a Form I-134 and in the filing include supplementary evidence demonstrating the identity of, and resources to be provided by, the additional supporters and attach a statement explaining the intent to share responsibility to support the beneficiary. These supporters’ ability to support a beneficiary will be assessed collectively.
|An individual who holds lawful status in the United States or is a parolee or beneficiary of deferred action or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) who has passed security and background vetting and demonstrated sufficient financial resources to receive, maintain, and support the individuals whom they commit to supporting for the duration of their stay in the United States.|
Examples of individuals who meet the supporter requirement include:
A Venezuelan national (or their immediate family member) who is outside the United States and who may be considered for parole under this process.
Immediate family members in this process include:
- The spouse or common-law partner of a national of Venezuela; and
- Their unmarried child(ren) under the age of 21. NOTE: If a child is under 18, they must be traveling with a parent or legal guardian in order to use this process.
Who May be Considered for Advance Travel Authorization
To be considered for advance authorization to travel to the United States under this process, a beneficiary must:
- Be a national of Venezuela or be an immediate family member (spouse, common-law partner, or unmarried child under the age of 21) of an eligible Venezuelan and traveling with them;
- Possess a passport valid for international travel;
- Be outside the United States;
- Have a U.S.-based supporter who filed a Form I-134 on their behalf that USCIS has vetted and confirmed;
- Provide for their own commercial travel to a U.S. airport and final U.S. destination;
- Undergo and clear required screening and vetting;
- Not be a permanent resident or dual national of any country other than Venezuela, and not currently hold refugee status in any country;
- This requirement does not apply to immediate family members (spouse, common-law partner, or unmarried child under the age of 21) of an eligible national of Venezuela who they are traveling with.
- Not be an unaccompanied child;
- Children under the age of 18 must be traveling to the United States in the care and custody of their parent or legal guardian.
- Not have been ordered removed from the United States within the past 5 years or be subject to a bar based on a prior removal order;
- Not have crossed irregularly into the United States, between ports of entry, after Oct. 19, 2022;
- Not have unlawfully crossed the Mexican or Panamanian borders after Oct. 19, 2022; and
- Comply with all additional requirements, including vaccination requirements and other public health guidelines.
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Immigration to the United States of America can be a very challenging process. Whether you are doing it for a better life, to stay with a family member, or just to start a new life, Alexandria Immigration Lawyer Irina Vinogradsky will help you with any issues related to U.S. Immigration. The United States welcomes people of different cultures and backgrounds. We know that every immigration matter is the most important thing in the world to the individuals and families involved. We are proud of our notable track record of helping people who come to our firm with the most complex concerns often involving the immigration impact of criminal offenses.
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In our experience, non U.S. citizens are often arrested by ICE after pleading guilty to a criminal charge which leads to no jail time. It is important to understand that there is a big difference between state law and immigration law. Some seemingly minor matters or convictions could result in serious immigration consequences and possible deportation. We offer vigorous, effective representation for all criminal law matters. What sets us apart is the fact that we handle cases with both criminal and immigration ramifications daily.
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Irina Vinogradsky is Alexandria, VA Immigration Lawyer with extensive experience and excellent reputation for effective legal representation in simple and difficult immigration cases. Irina has experience in areas of deportation defense (criminal and non-criminal), representation on appeals and motions with the immigration courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals, family-based immigration, asylum, naturalization, and consular processing. You, your family member, or your friend, will benefit from Irina’s experience, knowledge, and desire to see all clients succeed.
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The Law Office of Irina Vinogradsky, LLC is different because its services are personal. Irina Vinogradsky, Washington DC Metro area immigration lawyer, commits to serving her clients with honesty and integrity while delivering exceptional value for her fees. She returns phone calls and emails within 24 hours with very few exceptions. She aggressively defends her clients’ interests. Irina Vinogradsky is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
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