Memphis Deportation Defense Lawyer
In limited cases, the U.S. government will grant waivers to non-citizens who have been deemed inadmissible. This means that, even though the individual cannot legally enter the country or must be removed if already here, they may apply for a waiver or exception, and if granted can continue the immigration process.
There are many grounds for inadmissibility. They can include lying on your application, conviction of a crime, health grounds, illegal entry, and unlawful presence in the United States. Inadmissibility means exactly what it sounds like: you will not be allowed in the U.S.
A waiver may be available whether you are trying to enter the country or are already here and wish to remain on an immigrant visa. For people trying to enter, factors to consider are the nature and the date of the violation which led to inadmissible status, the likelihood of rehabilitation of the alien’s character, and the purpose of his or her trip to the United States. For those on immigrant visas, the alien must show that removal would result in extreme hardship to their citizen/permanent resident family members.
If you are seeking a waiver of inadmissibility, contact Memphis immigration lawyer Patrick Stegall to find out what options are available. I will start by investigating all grounds of inadmissibility that may apply to you. This is important because we need to know what exactly the government has said you’ve done wrong. I’ll also want to get to know everything about you and your family members. This helps me put together the most persuasive argument possible as to why you should be granted relief. Then I will craft a waiver application that gives you the best chance of success. Waivers are not easy to get. It takes an in-depth review of the facts and circumstances of the case to present the best reasons why an exception should be granted. They are a form of extraordinary relief given only in the most deserving cases. But sometimes they are your best chance.