Using Waivers To Overcome Inadmissibility And Ineligibility
Immigration laws and regulations can sometimes feel like an obstructive bureaucracy. The Wilson Law Group was established in 2003 and maintains the principles on which it was founded: to provide clarity and creativity to this bureaucracy. When it comes to immigration laws, waivers are complicated and sometimes the nuances are difficult to understand. However, deciphering their use and application can be a key to overcoming the labyrinth of Byzantine immigration regulations.
Reasons For Inadmissibility To The United States
According to immigration laws and regulations, there are several reasons an applicant may be inadmissible to the United States. These include:
- A criminal record
- Fraud or misrepresentation on an immigration petition
- Unlawful presence
- Health reasons and medical concerns
- Smuggling and assisting others with illegal entry into the U.S.
- Failing to attend a removal hearing or deportation proceeding
- Being under suspicion for drug trafficking
Once you are considered inadmissible for entry into the United States, you will be banned from re-entering the country.
What Is A Waiver?
A waiver of inadmissibility or ineligibility is an application asking the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to overlook a reason for inadmissibility and instead grant you a visa, a green card (permanent residency status) or other immigration benefits and privileges. A successful petition for a waiver will, in essence, forgive or overlook the grounds for your inadmissibility.
At Wilson Law Group, our immigration attorneys understand the intricate nuances of utilizing waivers to overcome inadmissibility status. If you are inadmissible for entry into the United States or ineligible for immigration, we can assess your case and determine if a waiver might be possible for your circumstances.
Schedule A Free Consultation With An Immigration Lawyer
Our firm offers a free consultation appointment. During this time, we can assess your situation and answer any questions that you may have. To schedule your initial consultation, contact our office by sending an inquiry through our online form or by calling our office at 612-430-8022.