Material Support for Terrorism Page


Thousands of immigrants from many countries including Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Nepal and others have had their adjustment of status applications (I-485) and family petitions (I-730) put on hold by the immigration service due to the fact that they “appear inadmissible” due to 212(a)(3)(B). If you have contacted immigration regarding your application, you may have received a response similar to the following:

“Your case is on hold because you appear to be inadmissible under 212(a)(3)(B) of the INA, and USCIS currently has no authority not to apply the inadmissibility ground(s) to which you appear to be subject. Rather than denying your application based on inadmissibility, we are holding adjudication in abeyance while the Department of Homeland Security considers additional exercises of the Secretary of Homeland Security’s discretionary exemption authority. Such an exercise of the exemption authority might allow us to approve your case.”

If you have received notice to this effect, you are not alone. More than 8,500 people, and possibly up to 10,000 people, are stuck in limbo because of this provision of law. This is obviously a huge problem.

Immigration Attorney Robert Perkins, also known as The Immigration Professor, is currently working on a solution to this issue. If you fall in this category because you appear inadmissible due to 212(a)(3)(B), please contact our office at 310-384-0200 to discuss your case with the attorney. For cases arising in Northern California, we are working in concert with the Law Offices of Jeffrey O’Brien so please contact them directly at (415) 438-0229 .

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About Robert Perkins
Robert A. Perkins | Attorney at Law Robert A. Perkins is the sole partner and founder of Robert A. Perkins & Associates, PC. Since the establishment of the firm in 1994, Mr. Perkins' focus has been in Employment and Family Based Immigration. Mr. Perkins has represented many companies and individuals within the United States and abroad. His experience and knowledge of immigration have made him a nationally renowned attorney in his field. Immigration Attorney Robert A. Perkins is licensed and admitted in the State of Illinois and the US Supreme Court.


7 Responses to “Material Support for Terrorism Page”
  1. senior says:

    I am a non US citizen that is getting married to a US citizen.My question is,I have been here more than the given time my I-94 permitted to,and so now that I am getting married to a Us citizen do I still need to pay any penalty for not respecting the law or do I have an immediate wavier to the law?I also wants to know if I can just go ahead and file for my Green card now that I am married to a US citizen?Do I need a lawyer to proceed the filling process on my behalf?If yes can I,use your Law firm to this process being the fact I am resident in the state of Maryland?

  2. Hello Cyril: The law contains an autmatic waiver for being out of status for people that are adjusting their status through marriage to a US citizen. We can certainly help with the document preparation and representing at the iurnterview. Please call our office at 310-384-0200. Our website is

  3. senior says:

    Thank you for your feedback,I will actually call your office.

  4. Niaz says:

    Dear sir,

    I have five year multiple US visa but unfortunately my family visa was rejected. Does it affect my family as a beneficiary when my asylum will approve.


  5. Miss says:

    my husband of 7 years was just denied an immigrant visa under 212 a3b for being aressted for 40 months in 1990 he was 18 years old , he is in the WEst bank , we have 4 children all US born as am i. Please help us

  6. I’m not sure if you still need help. If that’s the case please call our offices at 888-439-4560

  7. Hello: I would need to know more in order help you. Please call our offices at 888-439-4560

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