Adam Walsh Act
Immigration Defense Lawyer in San Jose and San Francisco
The U.S. Congress passed the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act
to protect children from sexual abuse. While this act established the
national sex offender registry, it also modified the immigration law by
prohibiting sex offenders from sponsoring family-based immigration. This
means that if the USCIS wrongfully views you as a sex offender, you will
not be allowed to sponsor your family as immigrants. Further, as a beneficiary
of a sponsor now charged as a sex offender, your status here is in jeopardy.
If you are in either of these situations, you need strong and effective
legal defense and should contact a San Jose and San Francisco immigration
defense lawyer immediately.
Sex Crimes Against Minors
Under the Adam Walsh Act the following sexual offenses against minors invalidates
a permanent resident's or a citizen's right to sponsor family
member for immigration:
- Kidnapping or false imprisonment unless committed by a parent or guardian
- Solicitation to engage in sexual conduct
- Solicitation to practice prostitution
- Possession, distribution or sale of pornography
- Voyeurism, including viewing videos
- Any sexual conduct involving a minor, including the use of a computer to
San Francisco and San Jose Immigration Defense Attorney
Daniel Shanfield, Esq. Immigration Defense fights to help clients maintain
their immigration status in the San Jose area. As a former U.S. Immigration
and Naturalization Service litigator and prosecutor of many years, Daniel
is a seasoned and insightful litigator producing stellar results for our
clients. The firm has achieved an enviable reputation in the legal community
in the last 14 years in dealing with serious immigration problems.
Where a sponsor is wrongfully targeted as a sex offender by immigration
authorities, we aggressively defend the sponsor's rights and those
of his or her beneficiaries.
Dedicated to defending immigrating spouses and children whose status is
being revoked through the fault of their sponsor, we employ a variety
of legal tools to protect them. As an example, we may use the battered
spouse or child waiver or cancellation of removal remedies under the Violence
Against Women Act (VAWA). Our legal team works tirelessly to fight deportation
and achieve permanent status for our clients.
Contact an immigration defense lawyer in San Jose and San Francisco
at our firm for a consultation.