Business Immigration Ethics


In This Presentation:


- Who is the client(s)?

- Which rules apply? – It depends on who files the grievance.

- What are the attorney’s ethical obligations?

- What is the “public interest”?

- Practical Considerations.

- Hypo 1 – Consular Processing – Misrepresentation of a Material Fact.


•Employer has valid E-2 registration.

•Alien has E-2 interview scheduled.

•Attorney ascertains from employer’s U.S. manager that alien has been working in the U.S. without employment authorization and intentionally misrepresented information on DS-160.

•Question – Have you ever been unlawfully present, overstayed the time granted by an immigration official or otherwise violated the terms of a U.S. visa?

•Answer – The alien answered no.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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