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Filed: Country: Philippines
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Is consented adult prostitution solicitation considered sexual exploitation? Or does sexual exploitation mean when someone exploits someone else for sex?


TIMELINE: (CR-1)

06/02/06: Introduced

02/23/07: Engaged

08/07/07: Married

11/15/07: I-130 Submitted

1/24/08: Received

3/24/08: APPROVED

04/21/08: Letter from NVC, $70.00 Bill

05/27/08: I-864 Packet Sent

05/30/08: Choice of Agent E-mail Accepted (9 dys)

06/02/08: IV Bill Paid Online

06/05/08: DS-230 Requested

06/02/08: I-864A RFE Generated

06/09/08: DS-230 Received

06/13/08: CASE COMPLETE (7 mo)

08/01/08: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

08/06/08: Medical: PASSED

08/14/08: Interview: APPROVED!

08/15/08: Visa Pick-up

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I think it means someone payed someone for sex, but i can not be sure.


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September 15 - 2005: NOA1

October: Waiting

November: Waiting

December: In Security checks

January 2006: Waiting

February: Waiting..Contacted Congress

March 4th: APPROVED

March 17th: NVC posted file to London

March 20th: London Receives file

March 29th: Receive package 3

April 13th: London Receives package

April 19th: Medical - June 13th: INTERVIEW......APPROVED!!!!

June 20th: ARRIVE IN USA

Time taken for whole process 9 Months

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October: 13th: Sent off AOS Package

November 3rd: NOA1

November 14th: Snail mail ~ NOA1 ~ Case moved to the CSC for faster processing.

November 14th : CSC has petition for me and my daughter.

December 14th: Biometrics completed.

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I don't know about offences in the US. But if you engaged in prostitution either as a prostitute or soliciting for her services, why would you believe this is consenting? The mere act is NOT consentual, hence the criminal offence or illegal activity.

In Canada, anything to do with exploitation has to do with minors.

You might want to check this out further.

Carla (F)


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I don't know about offences in the US. But if you engaged in prostitution either as a prostitute or soliciting for her services, why would you believe this is consenting? The mere act is NOT consentual, hence the criminal offence or illegal activity.

In Canada, anything to do with exploitation has to do with minors.

You might want to check this out further.

Carla (F)

Consentual just means that no one was forced to do anything. Not consentual means rape. Prostitution isn't rape unless there is rape involved.

Anyway, touchy subject. Um, yeah, thats what I'm thinking too: child exploitation.


TIMELINE: (CR-1)

06/02/06: Introduced

02/23/07: Engaged

08/07/07: Married

11/15/07: I-130 Submitted

1/24/08: Received

3/24/08: APPROVED

04/21/08: Letter from NVC, $70.00 Bill

05/27/08: I-864 Packet Sent

05/30/08: Choice of Agent E-mail Accepted (9 dys)

06/02/08: IV Bill Paid Online

06/05/08: DS-230 Requested

06/02/08: I-864A RFE Generated

06/09/08: DS-230 Received

06/13/08: CASE COMPLETE (7 mo)

08/01/08: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

08/06/08: Medical: PASSED

08/14/08: Interview: APPROVED!

08/15/08: Visa Pick-up

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Filed: Country: Canada
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sexual exploitation - any abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust for sexual purposes; this includes profiting monetarily, socially, or politically from the sexual exploitation of another.


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Filed: Country: Philippines
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sexual exploitation - any abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust for sexual purposes; this includes profiting monetarily, socially, or politically from the sexual exploitation of another.

I talked to an immigration law firm. They told me a previous prostitution solicitation conviction falls under the IMBRA criteria. They told me the only purpose for supplying this criminal history is so the Embassy can make sure my fiancee knew from the begining my criminal history, which she does, so thats a good thing I guess.

They law firm also suggested I might need a waiver from them for this with regard to the Embassy. And, of coarse, they suggested I get a K-1 fiancee visa lawyer services for this purpose. I understand that, but I'm hoping I can save $1800! I ordered a certified docket from the court which will show the case sentence requirements have been satisfied, and that I didn't have jail time.

I will also have my fiancee write her letter stating her personal awareness of this infraction.

That being available, I really hope I can bypass the lawyer. IF I had $1800 of coarse I'd get one, it would take alot of stress away, especially knowing there is a 100% success rate (so they say).

So, should I save for the lawyer fee? This puts my application process probably 6 months behind, because I'm also saving for all the fees and future travel :(

Argh- stupid youthful indiscretion.

I was assured however that its not the embassy's job to punish me again for my crime, or even judge me. Theyjust want to protect my fiancee, and I understand that. So, by her awareness, I think I'm in the clear for getting the lawyer.

How many people here have gotten lawyers? Is it common? Should I for my circumstances?


TIMELINE: (CR-1)

06/02/06: Introduced

02/23/07: Engaged

08/07/07: Married

11/15/07: I-130 Submitted

1/24/08: Received

3/24/08: APPROVED

04/21/08: Letter from NVC, $70.00 Bill

05/27/08: I-864 Packet Sent

05/30/08: Choice of Agent E-mail Accepted (9 dys)

06/02/08: IV Bill Paid Online

06/05/08: DS-230 Requested

06/02/08: I-864A RFE Generated

06/09/08: DS-230 Received

06/13/08: CASE COMPLETE (7 mo)

08/01/08: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

08/06/08: Medical: PASSED

08/14/08: Interview: APPROVED!

08/15/08: Visa Pick-up

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Russia
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Lawyer or not has been discussed hundreds of times and more often than not they are a bad move. The one exception is where there are complications but a waver is not that much of a complication. I would do it yourself If I were you.


12/14/2006 Applied for K-1 with request for Waver for Multiple filings within 2 years.
Waiting - Waiting - Waiting
3/6 Called NVC file sent to Washington for "Administrative Review" Told to call back every few weeks. 7/6 Called NVC, A/R is finished, case on way to Moscow. YAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
7/13 On Friday the 13th we see updated Moscow website with our interview on 9/11 (Hope we are not supersticious) 9/11 Visa Approved. Yahoo.
10/12 Tickets for her to America. I am flying to JFK to meet her there. 12/15/07 We are married. One year and a day after filling original K-1
12/27 Filed for AOS, EAD & AP 1/3 Received all three NOA-1's 1/22 Biometrics 2/27 EAD & AP received 4/12 Interview
5/19/08 RFE for physical that she should not have needed. 5/28 New physical ($ 250.00 wasted) 6/23 Green Card received
4/22/10 Filed for Removal of Contitions. 6/25 10 Year Green Card received Nov, 2014 Citizenship ceremony. Our journey is complete.

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Lawyer or not has been discussed hundreds of times and more often than not they are a bad move. The one exception is where there are complications but a waver is not that much of a complication. I would do it yourself If I were you.

Cool, who should I call/where should I get the waiver from?


TIMELINE: (CR-1)

06/02/06: Introduced

02/23/07: Engaged

08/07/07: Married

11/15/07: I-130 Submitted

1/24/08: Received

3/24/08: APPROVED

04/21/08: Letter from NVC, $70.00 Bill

05/27/08: I-864 Packet Sent

05/30/08: Choice of Agent E-mail Accepted (9 dys)

06/02/08: IV Bill Paid Online

06/05/08: DS-230 Requested

06/02/08: I-864A RFE Generated

06/09/08: DS-230 Received

06/13/08: CASE COMPLETE (7 mo)

08/01/08: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

08/06/08: Medical: PASSED

08/14/08: Interview: APPROVED!

08/15/08: Visa Pick-up

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Lawyer or not has been discussed hundreds of times and more often than not they are a bad move. The one exception is where there are complications but a waver is not that much of a complication. I would do it yourself If I were you.

Cool, who should I call/where should I get the waiver from?

As far as i know, all you have to do is write a letter requesting a waiver of a requirement which you may be denied. Provide a reason why and give supporting evidence to request. Im not a lawyer, so I dont know if there is any more to it.

Generally most people go through the process without a lawyer since generally most of the cases are pretty straight forward. People tend to use lawyers when thier case has some complications with it. If you do consider using a lawyer, dont nessiarly go with the first person you find. Take the time to "interview" several lawyers to make sure you find one that is an immigration lawyer and has experience with k class visas.

This site: http://www.aila.org/ would be a good starting point.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Russia
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A waver is just a letter you write and include with the original filing. There are some samples in this section if you read through some of the posts. It is not a big deal and I have not heard of any denials. I think you are far better off doing it yourself.


12/14/2006 Applied for K-1 with request for Waver for Multiple filings within 2 years.
Waiting - Waiting - Waiting
3/6 Called NVC file sent to Washington for "Administrative Review" Told to call back every few weeks. 7/6 Called NVC, A/R is finished, case on way to Moscow. YAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
7/13 On Friday the 13th we see updated Moscow website with our interview on 9/11 (Hope we are not supersticious) 9/11 Visa Approved. Yahoo.
10/12 Tickets for her to America. I am flying to JFK to meet her there. 12/15/07 We are married. One year and a day after filling original K-1
12/27 Filed for AOS, EAD & AP 1/3 Received all three NOA-1's 1/22 Biometrics 2/27 EAD & AP received 4/12 Interview
5/19/08 RFE for physical that she should not have needed. 5/28 New physical ($ 250.00 wasted) 6/23 Green Card received
4/22/10 Filed for Removal of Contitions. 6/25 10 Year Green Card received Nov, 2014 Citizenship ceremony. Our journey is complete.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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At what age is "youthful" if you were not adult at this point if maynot even be on your record


TIMELINE

04/04/2007 K1 Interview from H...w/the devil herself

06/12/2007 Rec'd Notification Case Now Back In Calif. only to expire

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11/20/2007 Married in Morocco

02/23/2008 Mailed CR1 application today

03/08/2008 NOA1 Notice Recd (notice date 3/4/08)

08/26/2008 File transfered fr Vermont to Calif

10/14/2008 APPROVALLLLLLLLLLLL

10/20/2008 Recd hard copy NOA2

10/20/2008 NVC Recd case

11/21/2008 CASE COMPLETE

01/15/2009 INTERVIEW

01/16/2009 VISA IN HAND

01/31/2009 ARRIVED OKC

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At what age is "youthful" if you were not adult at this point if maynot even be on your record

I was 19, its definately on my record, I just requested the certified docket of the case which I will need for the petition.


TIMELINE: (CR-1)

06/02/06: Introduced

02/23/07: Engaged

08/07/07: Married

11/15/07: I-130 Submitted

1/24/08: Received

3/24/08: APPROVED

04/21/08: Letter from NVC, $70.00 Bill

05/27/08: I-864 Packet Sent

05/30/08: Choice of Agent E-mail Accepted (9 dys)

06/02/08: IV Bill Paid Online

06/05/08: DS-230 Requested

06/02/08: I-864A RFE Generated

06/09/08: DS-230 Received

06/13/08: CASE COMPLETE (7 mo)

08/01/08: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

08/06/08: Medical: PASSED

08/14/08: Interview: APPROVED!

08/15/08: Visa Pick-up

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A waver is just a letter you write and include with the original filing. There are some samples in this section if you read through some of the posts. It is not a big deal and I have not heard of any denials. I think you are far better off doing it yourself.

So the letter will say that I have disclosed the offense to my fiancee, I will also furnish a letter from her signed that says she is aware of the offense, and how she feels about it (ie: it does not effect my feelings for him, I don't care about his past, etc.) along with the certified docket of the case. Does every letter we write have to be noterized? Does her letter have to be authenticated or will a signature suffice? And this stuff goes along with the petition I-129, right? Yes, I'm definately going to skip the attourney.

I should also probably call USCIS about it, too


TIMELINE: (CR-1)

06/02/06: Introduced

02/23/07: Engaged

08/07/07: Married

11/15/07: I-130 Submitted

1/24/08: Received

3/24/08: APPROVED

04/21/08: Letter from NVC, $70.00 Bill

05/27/08: I-864 Packet Sent

05/30/08: Choice of Agent E-mail Accepted (9 dys)

06/02/08: IV Bill Paid Online

06/05/08: DS-230 Requested

06/02/08: I-864A RFE Generated

06/09/08: DS-230 Received

06/13/08: CASE COMPLETE (7 mo)

08/01/08: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

08/06/08: Medical: PASSED

08/14/08: Interview: APPROVED!

08/15/08: Visa Pick-up

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I should also probably call USCIS about it, too

Just keeping you up-to-date. I called USCIS. My God! After all the automated menues I've encountered over the past two weeks, even or things outside my visa stuff, it was good to actually talk to a real person without an long wait.

I told her my circumstance, my criminal conviction, and it falling under the IMBR Act. She corrected me and told me about a correlation with the Adam Walsh Act. This is preposterous the Adam Walsh Act protects CHILDREN. My conviction didn't involve any children, and my fiancee nor I have any children, so why would it be flagged through the Adam Walsh Act? She said what everyone else around here is saying: the Adam Walsh Act is new so its still being worked out as time unfolds. But she told me because of the nature of my crime, even with certified court docket submissions and disclosure to my fiancee, my fiancee petition could still be barred. HOW!!! I talked to a lady at an immigration lawyer's. She said they can't ar me from marrying someone because of my criminal conviction. She told me that the US just wants to make sure I disclose my criminal conviction to my fiancee, which I have done. So as you can see, a little more apprehension and anxiety has been added to my list of nurosis.

Thats why I think its a good idea to get married legally in the Philippines- they wont check my criminal record, I can marry her, it will be legitimate, that has expedite our case more successfully?!?!?!


TIMELINE: (CR-1)

06/02/06: Introduced

02/23/07: Engaged

08/07/07: Married

11/15/07: I-130 Submitted

1/24/08: Received

3/24/08: APPROVED

04/21/08: Letter from NVC, $70.00 Bill

05/27/08: I-864 Packet Sent

05/30/08: Choice of Agent E-mail Accepted (9 dys)

06/02/08: IV Bill Paid Online

06/05/08: DS-230 Requested

06/02/08: I-864A RFE Generated

06/09/08: DS-230 Received

06/13/08: CASE COMPLETE (7 mo)

08/01/08: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

08/06/08: Medical: PASSED

08/14/08: Interview: APPROVED!

08/15/08: Visa Pick-up

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