Not every path to becoming a Legal Permanent Resident of the United States is straight-forward and seamless. Many undocumented immigrants are barred from achieving a legal status in the U.S. because they are determined to be “inadmissible” under immigration law. Inadmissibility is a legal term meaning that the applicant will not be allowed to physically enter the U.S. if they abroad, or, if they are already living in the U.S., to adjust their status to that of a legal permanent resident.
If you are seeking to immigrate to the United States but have a blemish on your record, then you can seek an immigration waiver as you apply for a U.S. visa or green card. An immigration waiver is a “pardon” of sorts that indicates you have already dealt with a situation and still deserve to immigrate to the United States despite what occurred in your past.
There are many grounds for inadmissibility, and it is good to speak with an experienced immigration attorney to discuss which ones apply to your specific situation. In some cases, you might need to file a waiver seeking permission to reapply for admission after deportation or removal – even if you have lived in the U.S. continuously.
In some cases, exceptions are written automatic and even written into the law – meaning no waiver is required to overcome the inadmissibility charge because it does not apply if the individual meets the exception. Examples include exceptions for undocumented immigrants who have been battered, abused or subjected to extreme cruelty, who are victims of severe forms of trafficking, and who are minors.
Below are some of the possible grounds of inadmissibility:
These cases are often some of the most detailed and complex. If you are currently in the U.S. and want to avoid deportation, it is vital that you speak with an immigration attorney who is experienced in the waiver process.
We believe that people deserve a second chance. That’s why we are proud to assist our clients with their diverse immigration waiver claims. To learn more about immigration waivers and how they may help you reach your immigration goals, contact us today.
We meet with many people that fear that lawful immigration into the United States is an impossibility, due to mistakes they’ve made in the past. However, many are surprised to discover that they’re eligible for an immigration waiver that helps them restart their journey towards obtaining a green card or U.S. citizenship. U.S. immigration authorities offer a variety of waiver programs.
Before you apply for immigration waiver, it is in your best interests to consult with an experienced attorney.
Each immigrant and immigrant family’s circumstances are different. Depending on your country of origin, your family’s needs, and the reasons that you’re barred or inadmissible from entering the United States, you’ll have different legal options available to you.
You should never rely on advice from a non-attorney or the Internet when you’re dealing with the USCIS and an immigration waiver. Even a simple mistake can add unwanted complications, delays, further expenses, and other challenges to your immigration journey. The wrong help can hurt you in the long run.
The Law Office of Jamile Moraes Pellicer P.A. understands that you deserve personalized attention and advice. That’s why we spend time with our clients, getting to know them, investigating their claims and legal options, and building practical and comprehensive immigration strategies.
If you’re serious about discovering how to win your permanent residence . . .
Let’s schedule your Legal Strategy and Planning Session today, we are here to help you.