When you request permission to enter or stay in the United States, various government immigration agencies will have the option of deeming you “inadmissible” when reviewing your application. Even if you currently live in the United States and are applying for permanent residency, you will be judged and considered by the immigration agencies as if you’re living in a foreign country.
At Smith Law Offices, LLC, we have dedicated our 30 years of combined legal experience to using the immigration system to help our clients. It’s understandable if you feel overwhelmed and hopeless because your future is being decided by agencies you have no control over. However, you do have options, including waivers of inadmissibility, that can help you on your path to citizenship.
Contact Smith Law Offices, LLC at (636) 400-1177 to discuss your concerns.
The immigration agencies that have control over your inadmissible status include the U.S. State Department and two sub-agencies of the Department of Homeland Security: Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). When you are deemed inadmissible by these agencies, you will not be able to cross the United States border or apply for immigration status. If you’re already living in the United States, you may be forced into removal proceedings if you are deemed inadmissible.
File a Waiver
Even though you have been deemed inadmissible, don’t give up hope! A waiver of inadmissibility will allow you to enter the country and apply for citizenship. An experienced immigration lawyer is essential to your case and can explain which waivers of inadmissibility you can apply for.
You can receive waivers for:
- Criminal convictions
- Immigration law violations
- Communicable diseases
You cannot receive a waiver for:
- Drug abuse
- Drug trafficking
Multi-Lingual Legal Help Is Just a Phone Call Away
Immigration law can be intimidating and complex. It’s easy to lose hope when you feel like you’re fighting alone. If you require assistance in navigating the immigration process, contact Smith Offices, LLC. Our lawyers have over two decades of combined experience dealing with immigration law. Don’t lose your dreams of citizenship because of your inadmissibility status.