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Overcame revocations of NIV for high-level executives

Sonia Col & Associates took on the Department of State on behalf of two senior executives who were barred from boarding a flight to the U.S. because, unbeknownst to them, their visas had been canceled by operation of law. We challenged the legality of the revocations as unsupported by applicable regulations and in violation of the Foreign Affairs Manual controlling consular protocols for nonimmigrant visa revocations. We learned that the basis for the revocations stemmed from information culled from the Internet that showed the executives were named defendants in proceedings before the court. The consular post, upon further consideration of the arguments we presented, reversed course, and granted nonimmigrant visas to both executives.