Many individuals who are seeking immigration benefits are subject to the grounds of inadmissibility found at INA section 212(a) and/or the grounds of removability found at INA section 237(a). Some of these grounds have special waivers that can enable an individual to be admitted or remain in the United States even if the ground applies. However, successfully seeking one of these waivers often requires a complex legal argument, the submission of extensive supporting documentation, and understanding to which agency and at what time such requests should be made.
Many common grounds of inadmissibility/removability arise due to issues such as accruing periods of unlawful presence, prior orders of removal, prior immigration violations, and criminal issues. An individual who suspects that they may be subject to one of these grounds should consult with an experienced immigration attorney to evaluate whether the ground of inadmissibility/removability applies; whether they are eligible to seek a waiver; and what types of legal arguments and evidence will be required in order to successfully seek a waiver.
The attorneys at MJB Immigration handle a variety of waiver applications, including I-601 and I-601A waivers, I-212 waivers, INA 212(k) waivers, and INA 237(a)(1)(H) waivers.