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Other Miscellaneous Waivers Of Inadmissibility

There are several other special waivers available for inadmissibility based on fraud or misrepresentation, unlawful presence, permanent bar, refugees and asylees, as well as other miscellaneous areas. These waivers are discretionary, and either the USCIS or the immigration judge, depending on which has jurisdiction, will look at all the positive and negative factors in your case to decide if you merit a waiver. It is critical to retain experienced and competent legal counsel who can present your case in the best possible light to maximize your chances of success. The attorneys at The Law Firm of Shihab & Associates, Co., LPA have decades of combined experience successfully obtaining waivers of inadmissibility.

Waiver for fraud or misrepresentation

If you are inadmissible because of committing fraud or misrepresentation, there may be a waiver available to you. To qualify for this waiver, you must establish that you have a spouse or parent who is a United States citizen (USC) or permanent resident (LPR) who would suffer extreme hardship if you were not admitted to the United States. If you are a victim of domestic violence (VAWA) self-petitioner, you may obtain the waiver also by showing extreme hardship to your child.

Waiver for unlawful presence

If you are inadmissible because you are a non-LPR and you were unlawfully present in the U.S. in violation immigration laws, there may be a waiver available to you. To qualify for this waiver, you must establish that you have a spouse or parent who is a United States citizen (USC) or permanent resident (LPR) who would suffer extreme hardship if you were not admitted to the United States. The waiver is not available based on extreme hardship to your child.

Waiver for the “permanent bar”

There is a permanent bar from admission for those who either reentered the U.S. unlawfully after having been removed, or acquired more than one year of unlawful presence. If you are subject to this permanent bar, you may be eligible for a waiver if you are a VAWA self-petitioner. To qualify, you must show that there is a connection between the domestic abuse you have suffered and your removal, departure, reentry, or attempted reentry. You also must show that you case merits a favorable exercise of discretion.

Waivers for refugees and asylees

If you are a refugee or asylee, you may be eligible for a waiver for any ground of inadmissibility except for drug trafficking and security related grounds. To obtain this waiver, you must show that the waiver is necessary for humanitarian purposes, to assure family unity, or is otherwise in the public interest. If you are inadmissible because of a violent or dangerous crime, you may obtain a waiver only in extraordinary circumstances, and such circumstances include security or foreign policy issues, or a clear showing that you would otherwise suffer exceptional and extremely unusual hardship.

Miscellaneous waivers

There are waivers available for special groups of people, including minors, victims of human trafficking, victims of severe crime, applicants for temporary protected status, applicants for adjustment under the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act, and applicants for adjustment under the Cuban Adjustment Act.

Contact us for a consultation

If you have questions about a waiver of inadmissibility or any other immigration matter, please contact our immigration attorneys or call The Law Firm of Shihab & Associates, Co., LPA at the nearest office close to you to consult with an attorney. The competent attorneys at The Law Firm of Shihab & Associates are experienced in obtaining discretionary waivers, as well as other areas of immigration. We represent clients nationwide in various matters including green cards and permanent residence, family immigration, immigrant visas, non-immigrant visas, employment visas and H1B visas, investor visas, PERM applications, and many more. We will not tire until we get the desired results for you within the bounds of the law. Contact us for a consultation.

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