There are times when U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services may refuse to allow entry to immigrants or non-immigrants. Typically, the consular officer informs them of the grounds for inadmissibility.
Both immigrants seeking permanent residency and non-immigrants wanting to visit the United States temporarily can apply for a waiver of inadmissibility. The likelihood of winning often depends on the specific grounds declared by immigration services. Success may lie in showing that you have ties to the United States and that allowing you entry will benefit the nation in some way.
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. can handle all types of waivers including I-601 and I-212 waivers and non-immigrant waivers.
The I-601 application may be filed when a foreign national is found ineligible for an immigrant visa or adjustment of status on a ground of inadmissibility. The foreign national must show that refusing admission will result in an extreme hardship.
Determination of whether it is an extreme hardship depends on the documentation that the applicant provides. Factors that may be used include:
It is at times like these that you need the help of our immigration office in Chicago, IL. We can help you put together a well-organized and detailed packet of documents to support your waiver application.
An I-212 application is required when an applicant has been removed and wants to apply to be readmitted into the United States. Factors likely to be weighed by USCIS include the applicant’s moral character, how recently the applicant was deported, the need for the applicant’s services in the United States, the length of time the applicant lived in the United States and what hardship the deportation would mean to the applicant or the applicant’s family. Other factors may include any evidence of reformation and rehabilitation.
Our attorneys have the knowledge to help you reapply for admission. When under pressure like this, you want us working on your application for Chicago immigrant and non-immigrant waivers.
Seeking an immigrant or non-immigrant waiver of inadmissibility can be one of the trickiest aspects of immigration law. You need our decades of experience of the law when so much can depend on one application. Call Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. at (312) 427-6163 or contact us online. Our immigration office is located in downtown Chicago.