The Case of Fr. Sanchez:
On April 20, Fr. Sanchez returned to the U.S. with his R-1 visa after a brief trip to Colombia. The border official accidentally admitted Fr. Sanchez as an F-1 student and not as an R-1 religious worker. Therefore, Fr. Sanchez was working illegally and additionally violating his F-1 student status since he was not studying. Neither Fr. Sanchez nor his Diocese was aware of the problem.
Undetected, this mistake could have made Fr. Sanchez deportable. Luckily, Fr. Sanchez and his Diocese are clients of Volpe Law Firm and leverage the firm’s international travel and border records monitoring services. In reviewing Fr. Sanchez’s record, Volpe Law Firm detected the error and worked with border officers to take corrective action within 72 hours of his arrival.
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