Entering the United States through Texas or any other border requires all potential immigrants to undergo a serious of tests and pass specific criteria before obtaining a visa. The answers given may automatically disqualify some from continuing the process.
In certain circumstances, the person can apply for a waiver overlooking the portion of the application that the government deems inadmissible.
United States Code Title 8 is the section of the law which sets forth the criteria that automatically render an applicant ineligible for immigration into the country. These conditions include the following:
- Medical reasons – Contraction of or failure to immunize against infectious diseases which present a considerable risk to the population; certain mental health conditions and behaviors fall into this category
- Criminal background – Criminal convictions of any kind
- Immigration fraud – Lying on the current or previous visa application
- Membership in the communist party – Listed as a member of a totalitarian or communist regime
- Human smuggler or similar civil transgressions – Known for facilitating or advocating the transport of people into the U.S. through illegal channels
- Ban for previous trespass into the U.S. – A person who the government previously deported for illegal immigration
Waiver of inadmissibility application
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services provides those seeking a waiver of inadmissibility under one of the grounds above. Using Form I-601, applicants may request an exception granting the department to override a previously barred condition or infraction. The instructions that go along with the form provide all the circumstances that may qualify for the exception.
A person attempting to secure a visa to immigrate to the United States does not have to demonstrate perfection to achieve his or her goal. Getting a waiver for a previously inadmissible condition is not impossible.