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The Visa Security Program

The Visa Security Program is responsible for the systematic deployment of special agents to different diplomatic posts throughout the world for the purpose of conducting visa security activities.

The special agents who are employed by the Visa Security Program are part of the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Office of International Affairs, and they are required to hold expertise in matters of immigration law enforcement.

Worldwide, HSI special agents are deployed at diplomatic posts where they are responsible for the program’s overall mission to interdict criminals and terrorists, as well as any others who might exploit the legal visa process that is used to enter the United States. If your name is associated with a potential terrorist or criminal threat as seen by the Visa Security Program, you will not be permitted to enter the U.S. Among the activities for which HSI special agents are responsible include:

  • Examination of visa applications for fraud
  • Initiation of investigations when necessary
  • Coordination with law enforcement partners

In addition, agents of the Visa Security Program provide law enforcement training to Department of State Consulates, and also offer advice when the situation calls for it. All of the efforts that are made by HSI special agents for the program are for the purpose of protecting the U.S. against the threat of terrorist and / or criminal organizations. To do so, agents screen names of visa applicants against lists of terrorist and criminal suspects; they also rely on their own abilities to recognize potential suspects who might not appear on the list.

How an Immigration Attorney in New York Can Help

The success of the Visa Security Program relies upon the trained law enforcement officers who work as special agents for the program. Agents are expected to examine applicants in depth, looking at their social networks and business relationships. The goal here is to generate information of which the U.S. government might not have been previously aware. If an individual is believed to pose a security threat to the United States, to any degree, then further action will be taken.

At Pozo Goldstein, LLP we do not support terrorist activities of any sort, nor do we believe in contributing to potential criminal organizations. We do believe, however, that immigrants who wish to enter the U.S. deserve to be given a fair chance to do exactly that. Accordingly, a New York City immigration lawyer from our firm is willing to meet with you and your family to determine how to best conduct the visa application process on your behalf. We are willing to work with immigrants as they attempt to settle in the U.S., whether it be permanently or temporarily.

Contact us today!

If the special agents of the Visa Security Program have no reason to question your motives for entering the U.S., then our legal team can assist in your efforts to complete the naturalization process, obtain citizenship, or anything else. Our immigration services are widespread, and we are her to support those who seek knowledgeable advice and legal guidance.

From information about the immigration process, to representation in court, we are here to stand by your side and support you through every aspect of the procedures expected of you. We encourage you to contact an attorney at our office to learn more about how we can assist.

Contact a New York City visa attorney at Pozo Goldstein, LLP for experienced legal representation at an affordable cost.