Adam Walsh Act Immigration Lawyer in San Diego, California

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Adam Walsh Act Attorney in California

Are you a US citizen trying to sponsor your foreign spouse or fiancée’s immigration to the United States but encountering issues with the Adam Walsh Act? If so, you’re not alone. North County Immigration, your trusted California immigration law firm, is here to help.

The Adam Walsh Act (AWA) bars U.S. citizens from sponsoring a foreign fiancée or spouse for immigration if they have been convicted of any sexual offense involving a minor under the age of 18.

Adam Walsh Act waivers are available for cases like this, but securing approval can be challenging. Given the complexity and difficulty of obtaining waivers, having an experienced lawyer by your side is crucial if you seek success. Fortunately, our skilled Adam Walsh Act attorney, Anna Hysell, is committed to guiding you through the intricate immigration process. With her expertise, you’ll have the strongest possible chance of obtaining approval for your waiver and continuing to sponsor your significant other’s immigration journey.

How North County Immigration Can Assist With AWA Cases

Our team assisting our Adam Walsh Act immigration lawyer at North County Immigration understands the unique challenges of this act. We are committed to supporting you and your family throughout your immigration journey.

Litigation strategies for cases under the Adam Walsh Act vary widely, and this legal landscape is constantly evolving. North Country Immigration maintains a steadfast commitment to meticulously examining such cases, particularly when there are children involved who would be immigrating with a mother. Given the unique circumstances of each case, we are open to considering all viable options. It’s important to note that only a small fraction of attorneys are well-versed in these specialized matters.

Depending on the situation, previous criminal convictions or prior filings of visa petitions for a fiancée (K1 visa) or spouse (CR visa) do not necessarily disqualify you from successfully securing a K visa for your current fiancée or a CR visa for your spouse.

While outcomes can never be guaranteed, North Country Immigration has a track record of securing waivers. Schedule a Consultation now, and will be happy to discuss your specific case and provide our best assessment of your chances of obtaining an Adam Walsh Act waiver.

About North County Immigration

At North County Immigration, we transcend the conventional boundaries of an immigration law firm. We comprise a team of compassionate and understanding professionals who deeply empathize with the aspirations and ambitions of young immigrants in the United States. Our paramount mission is to guide you toward realizing your dreams within a nurturing and inclusive environment. Situated in Escondido, California, we take immense pride in serving not only our local community but also extending our assistance beyond.

Our unwavering commitment to the immigrant community, coupled with our profound legal expertise and unwavering pursuit of excellence, distinguishes us as a premier immigration law firm in the San Diego area. When you entrust North County Immigration with your AWA legal matters, you are aligning yourself with a dedicated advocate in your journey toward the American Dream.

Ready to Find Your Adam Walsh Act Immigration Attorney? Contact Us Today!

Don’t let immigration challenges hold you back. Whether you’re a first-time applicant or not, North County Immigration is here for you. Our team of AWA lawyers and immigration attorneys is ready to assist you in obtaining an Adam Walsh Act Wavier.

Schedule a case consultation with North County Immigration today to discuss your AWA case. Our knowledgeable and empathetic legal experts are eager to answer your questions, assess your situation, and guide you toward a brighter future in the United States.

Contact us now and take the first step toward securing your AWA waiver with the help of compassionate and experienced immigration lawyers who truly care about your future.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

Going through the immigration process can be very stressful and uneasy. I am glad that I chose to work with Anna and her team for my case. They handled my case promptly and professionally. Whenever I had questions or concerns, I could get responses from them quickly. I will trust them for my future immigration cases and recommend her business to my friends.

Hiroe I.

Hysell Attorneys were extremely wonderful with our case. Everyone we had contact with was very friendly and they were quick to answer any questions we had. They were quick to make appointments when it was time for the interview. They make a folder with all the necessary documents to bring to the interview and they help you prepare before the interview. I recommend 100%. Thank you so much.

Zaphire A.

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Are you facing immigration challenges and seeking expert guidance to navigate the complex legal landscape? North County Immigration is here to help!

What Sets Us Apart

Former Government Attorney

Attorney Anna M. Hysell is a former Government attorney for both the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Winning Complex Cases

We think like the interviewing officer or opposing government lawyer. We have earned a reputation for taking on and winning complicated immigration cases. 

Experienced Litigation Team

In a field with rampant fraud and incompetence, where many are taken advantage of, our experienced team protects the rights of our clients, ensuring that each receives fair and just treatment.

Commitment To Helping

We strive to listen to our client’s and minimize their stress. We work each day to ensure our client matters are handled properly and communicate the progress at the different stages of the matter.

Upfront Review Process

During your consultation, a full analysis is made including a review of all relevant documentation. The weaknesses in the case and how to overcome them are determined, as well as what evidence will be necessary and what the most efficient way is for the client to get the results they want.

Full Service Law Firm

The Law Offices of Anna M. Hysell is one of the top civil rights firms in the San Diego area. We strategically design our lawsuits to have an impact from the start and are not afraid to take on the most challenging cases. Our goal is to always achieve justice for our clients.

Case Results

Successful Deportation Defense for a Military Family

NCI helped a client with a prior successfully avoid deportation on the grounds of hardship as the defendant’s children’s mother was deployed.

Successful Asylum Claim from the Ukraine War

NCI helped an asylee seeking to escape the devastation and heartbreak caused by the unprovoked actions of the Putin Invasion of Ukraine.

B-2 Visa Extensions Granted to Keep a Family Together

NCI was able to get 6-month extensions approved for 2 minors to stay with their ill father in the United States while he undergoes medical treatment.

Removal Stopped

NCI was able to halt the removal of a Brazilian national that was scheduled to be deported out of Houston International on the grounds of due process violations.

Reunification of an Escondido Family

NCI successfully helped an Escondido woman and her mother overcome some legal challenges and gain immigration status, allowing them to reunite.

Removal Order Rescinded

NCI was able to help rescind a removal order for our client who had the unfortunate luck of previously receiving poor counsel. 

Adam Walsh Act Immigration Lawyer FAQs

What is the Adam Walsh Act?

The Adam Walsh Act bars a U.S. citizen from sponsoring the immigration of a foreign fiancée or spouse if the U.S. citizen has been convicted of any type of sexual contact with a minor child under the age of 18.

What is the goal of the Adam Walsh Act?

The overall goal of the Adam Walsh Act is to ultimately protect children and minors from violent crimes and sexual exploitation, to prevent child abuse and minor pornography, and even promote overall web safety for children.

How long does an AWA Case take?

It depends. Unfortunately, there is no distinct timeline for Adam Walsh Act cases. It is possible that an AWA case can be approved in years, or if the decisions are stalled, it can take longer.

How does North Country Immigration get AWA Waivers?

At North County Immigration, we pursue AWA Waivers by demonstrating that the sponsor does not pose a threat to the safety of U.S. citizens or the well-being of immigrants and their families. We meticulously gather evidence and build a case to show that granting the waiver is in the best interest of all parties involved, emphasizing the sponsor’s positive contributions and rehabilitation efforts. Our approach focuses on ensuring that the immigration process proceeds smoothly while prioritizing the safety and security of everyone impacted.

Does North County Immigration Accept all tiers of previous offenders?

The AWA categorizes sex offenders into three tiers according to the crime committed: 

  • Tier 3 offenders: the most serious tier and where the offender must update their whereabouts every 3 months for their lifetime. 
  • Tier 2 offenders: must update their location every 6 months with 25 years of registration.
  • Tier 1 offenders: must update their location every year with 15 years of registration. 

North Country Immigration accepts AWA cases on a case-by-case basis. Schedule a consultation today to discuss your specific situation.

How do I know if my case falls under AWA?

The Adam Walsh Act applies if the sponsor has been convicted of certain offenses against a child or minor, including but not limited to:

  • Kidnapping
  • False Imprisonment
  • Solicitation to engage in sexual conduct
  • Use in sexual performance
  • Solicitation to practice prostitution
  • Video voyeurism
  • Possession, production, or distribution of child pornography
  • Sexual conduct involving a minor or use of the Internet to facilitate the conduct
  • Any sexual offense against a minor

You can schedule a consultation with North County Immigration to discuss the specifics of your case and determine whether it would fall under the Adam Walsh Act.