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Plano Waivers of Inadmissibility Lawyer

Plano, TX Waivers of Inadmissibility Attorneys

Attorney in North Texas Helping Inadmissible and Ineligible Foreign Nationals

A foreign citizen could be denied entry to the United States due to a variety of factors, and if they are considered to be inadmissible, they may be prevented from applying for a visa or receiving a Green Card. Though this may disrupt someone's immigration goals, it does not mean that their dreams of entering the U.S. are over for good. Depending on the person's circumstances, they might still qualify for a waiver of inadmissibility.

If you or a family member are facing inadmissibility issues, the Law Office of Jae Lee is ready to assist you. Our team has extensive experience helping clients obtain waivers of inadmissibility throughout North Texas. With the knowledge, skills, and resources at our disposal, we can ensure that these issues are addressed correctly, and we will strive for a successful resolution of your case that will allow you and your family to live permanently in the United States.

Reasons Why an Immigrant May Be Inadmissible

The U.S. government has established strict regulations for immigrants who wish to enter the country, live in local communities, and work for U.S. employers. Those who do not fulfill these requirements may potentially be denied entry. For those who are already in the United States, inadmissibility may prevent them from applying for permanent residence, or they could even be deported. There are a number of common issues that can lead to findings of inadmissibility, including:

  • A diagnosis of a serious illness. Conditions that are considered serious include mental illnesses that may cause a person to engage in behavior that could affect the safety of others, as well as communicable diseases for which a person has not received the required vaccinations.
  • Certain types of criminal convictions. In general, a person who has been convicted of at least two crimes and received a total prison sentence of five years or more will be inadmissible. Other offenses, known as "crimes involving moral turpitude," may automatically disqualify a person for immigration benefits, even if they received a sentence of less than five years.
  • Immigration fraud. This offense involves intentionally giving information that was known to be false to immigration officials, including providing incorrect information on immigration forms or supporting documents that were falsified.
  • Previous deportations. Most of the time, a person who has been removed from the United States by immigration officials will be inadmissible for a certain number of years.
  • Unauthorized entry. A person who entered the United States at a location other than a port of entry and without being inspected and allowed to enter by immigration officials will usually be deemed inadmissible.
  • Visa overstays. A person who was allowed to enter the U.S. on a temporary visa and failed to leave the country when the visa expired will usually be considered inadmissible. Remaining in the U.S. for at least six months without authorization will result in a three-year bar to re-entry, while staying in the country for one year or more will result in a 10-year bar to re-entry.

Eligibility for Waivers of Inadmissibility

If a person has been declared ineligible for entry to the United States, they may be able to request a waiver that will allow them to apply for immigration benefits. The eligibility criteria for this type of waiver will vary depending on a person's specific situation. Attorney Jae Lee can provide guidance on the eligibility requirements and assistance with filing applications for waivers of inadmissibility. Depending on the situation, a waiver application may be filed in a deportation case, or it may be submitted with a visa or Green Card application.

After a waiver application is submitted, immigration officials will carefully assess the forms and supporting evidence provided. Depending on the grounds for inadmissibility and the circumstances of a case, a waiver may be granted if it would be necessary to avoid hardship for a family member who has a Green Card or U.S. citizenship. Although there are no guarantees that a waiver will be granted, our attorney can help make a persuasive case for its necessity, and we will work to address any issues that may arise during the application process.

Contact Our Plano, Texas Waivers of Inadmissibility Attorney

If you want to learn more about your options for requesting a waiver of inadmissibility, contact the Law Office of Jae Lee right away. Call 214-295-3014 to arrange your complimentary consultation. We provide legal help with immigration cases in Plano, Collin County, and throughout North Texas.

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