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The Adam Walsh Act of 2006 

The Adam Walsh Act of 2006 is a noble federal statute that protects children from sexual exploitation and violent crimes. It aims to prevent child abuse and child pornography, promote internet safety, and honor the memory of Adam Walsh and other child victims. Applied to our U.S. immigration laws, it prohibits U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents (LPRs) who have been convicted of any “specified offense against a minor” from filing a family-based visa petition on behalf of any beneficiary, unless the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security determines that the petitioner poses no risk to the beneficiary of the visa petition. If you fall under the Walsh Act and can show that you are no longer a risk to your family-beneficiary, you may still qualify. This typically involves a great deal of proof from medical providers and testimonials.