Provisional Waivers & Waivers

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 or waived.

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.

Experienced Legal Help From Our Austin Immigration Provision Waivers & Waivers Attorney

At Zavala Law, PLLC, we have helped countless individuals seek both provisional and other waivers to address their inadmissibility issue. Our firm can ensure that you understand what you are up against and how to move forward with the waiver application process. We can guide you through all necessary steps and oversee the process to give you the best chance of success.

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