Austin Immigration Provisional Waivers & Waivers Lawyer
Fighting for Immigrants in Texas & Beyond
Under immigration law, if you have been designated as “inadmissible”
to the United States, it means that you are ineligible to enter the U.S.
If you are already in the U.S., being declared inadmissible means that
you are ineligible from becoming a legal permanent resident and could
be placed in removal or deportation proceedings.
Various categories of inadmissibility have been established by the U.S.
government that ban people from the U.S. However, in some cases, you can
apply for a “waiver.” In essence, these waivers request that
the grounds under which you have been declared inadmissible to be forgiven
Declared inadmissible? Want to apply for a waiver?
Contact Zavala Law, PLLC at
(512) 488-3970 to consult with an experienced attorney.
Grounds for Inadmissibility Under Immigration Law
Various grounds for inadmissibility exist under U.S. immigration law. Some
of the more common ones include:
Violations of immigration law. For example, entering or being in the U.S. without lawful status, previous
deportations, being caught at the border, or overstaying your visa are
all violations that can make you inadmissible. Many ways exist for a foreign
national to be found inadmissible under these grounds; these apply even
if you were never caught.
Criminal grounds, such as being convicted for certain crimes. Crimes of “moral turpitude,”
drug crimes, domestic violence crimes, and others may make you inadmissible.
Whether or not your criminal past will make you inadmissible can be a
complex matter which is why it is important to consult with an attorney
experienced in this issue.
Fraud or misrepresentation; such as providing fraudulent or falsified documents, lying to an immigration
official, or engaging in some other type of fraudulent behavior, such
as marriage fraud in order to gain entry.
Health-related issues; these can make you inadmissible, such as being diagnosed with a communicable
disease, lacking required immunizations, drug addictions, and other mental
or physical disorders can apply. In many cases, those trying to enter
the U.S. on a visa may need to have a medical exam due to this inadmissibility
ground. For example, a DUI conviction may flag you as being an alcoholic
or drug user who requires treatment.
Economic grounds; this means that you are considered to be someone who will become a “public
charge.” A public charge is someone who is likely to try to get
public benefits like welfare, free health care, and more. As someone who
applies for a green card, you generally must have demonstrated that you
have financial support if you cannot take care of yourself.
Falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen; this involves one of the more serious inadmissibility grounds. An example
of this would be voting in a U.S. election that calls for U.S. citizenship.
Security grounds, such as suspected gang affiliations, membership or activities with a terrorist
group or activity, espionage, or other affiliations that makes you a potential
security risk for the U.S.
There are many more grounds of inadmissibility, but even if one or more
grounds of inadmissibility apply to you, you might be eligible to apply
for a waiver and still qualify to immigrate to the U.S.
Phone us at
(512) 488-3970 to arrange for a consultation about your case today.