Immigration Waivers and Criminal Defense
The process to obtain legal admission into the United States is complicated and highly regulated. Requirements are strict, and a wide range of circumstances could become grounds for ineligibility or inadmissibility. It is easy to feel helpless in this situation, but the important thing to remember is that you are not alone. Even if you are located miles or oceans away from our office in Miami, Florida, our lawyer can help accommodate your needs.
At Gurian Group P.A., we have a personal interest in helping you maximize your chance to obtain legal residency in the U.S. This includes obtaining a waiver of inadmissibility where possible, whether in relation to family-based immigration, deportation or any other matter.
What Are Some Common Grounds And Waivers For Inadmissibility?
There are many waivers available to those who need them. The criterion for these waivers is not always easy to prove. This is why you should have an attorney on your side who understands immigration waivers and knows how to effectively tell your story.
Some common waivers include:
Waiver after prior removal (Form I-212): If you have already been removed from the U.S. and wish to return.
Medical disability waiver (Form N-648): If you cannot meet the English or civics naturalization requirements due to a disability.
Unlawful presence waiver (Form I-601A): Used for cases in which you are in the U.S. unlawfully but can show that removal would be an extreme hardship to a spouse or other designated individuals.
Waivers for criminal inadmissibility grounds (Form I-601): Your inadmissibility caused by a criminal conviction can be waived under certain circumstances.
For instance, if the crime occurred more than 15 years ago.
Waivers for fraud charges (Form I-601): If you made a misrepresentation in a prior immigration application.
Waivers for refugees and cases involving asylum (Form I-602): If you want to apply for adjustment of status after entering the U.S. through asylum or refugee status, most inadmissibility grounds can be waived.
We Can Defend You In Your Criminal Matter
Criminal matters affect immigration status, but they are two separate issues. If you have been charged with a crime, we can defend you in immigration hearings and in criminal court. We can assist you whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony in either state or federal court.