Waivers are a complex area of immigration law which should be handled by an experienced immigration attorney. Our attorneys have extensive experience in obtaining waivers of inadmissibility for our clients, we take the time and interest to learn about you, your family, and those factors that will make up a successful waiver application.
Anyone who seeks to enter the United States or obtain residence must be admissible to the U.S. This means that the person seeking admission may not be among any of the classes of individuals deemed ineligible by law to enter the U.S. Ineligibility to be admitted to the U.S. is known as inadmissibility. U.S immigration law provides that certain classes of individuals may not be admitted without a waiver, or an exception. A waiver of inadmissibility is an official determination by the U.S. government to allow an otherwise ineligible person to enter the United States.
The most common grounds of inadmissibility that allow for and require waivers fall into three categories: criminal records, misrepresentations to the U.S. government in previous immigration applications, and prior immigration violations.
Applicants for lawful permanent residence may obtain waivers of certain criminal conduct, immigration fraud, unlawful presence, and other immigration violations by showing extreme hardship to their lawful US citizen spouses or parents. Criminal waivers applicants may also show extreme hardship to their children. Extreme hardship can be shown by long residency in the United States, strong family ties in the US, and medical issues that can’t be properly treated in the client’s home country.
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