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Waive Inadmissibility Due to a Criminal Record

Individuals in the U.S. who are found to be removable for any reason may face deportation. These individuals may be able to use a removal waiver to their advantage. Section 212(h) of the INA is a waiver that can be used if you are facing deportation/removal proceedings in immigration court because of a criminal record.

Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility

Other types of waivers include an I-601 application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility which allows a non-citizen alien to immigrate to the United States to adjust their status to permanent residence , or seek admission to the U.S. in a nonimmigrant status if certain grounds of inadmissibly prevent them from being admissible.

A successful removal waiver will essentially cancel the removal order. Hurtado Immigration Law Firm is passionate about helping individuals remain in the country to maintain the life they have built for themselves and their loved ones. If you are facing deportation, we can help.

Contact us online or call (239) 800-0580 to learn more about removal waivers and whether you may be eligible for one.

How to Waive Inadmissibility

A 212(h) waiver may waive your inadmissibility due to:

  • Crimes involving moral turpitude, except murder and torture
  • Commission of more than one crime
  • Prostitution
  • Diplomats who assert immunity
  • A single offense of simple possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana

This waiver is based on either a showing of extreme hardship to a qualifying family member or a showing of good moral character for the last 15 years. Besides meeting these requirements, the judge still has to find that you merit a favorable exercise of discretion.

There may be other waivers available for certain crimes committed before 1996, under section 212(c). It is important to speak to an experienced Fort Myers immigration attorney if you have any criminal history and have been placed into removal proceedings.

Proving Merit for a Waiver

In order to successfully obtain a removal waiver, you will need to prove that you are deserving of remaining in the U.S.

Evidence that can prove merit includes:

  • Affidavits from family members and friends who can attest to your good moral character
  • A personal statement explaining why you want/need to remain in the country
  • Proof of rehabilitation, such as counseling you have undergone, employment you have gained, or educational opportunities you have pursued
  • Evidence of extreme hardship to a relative if you were to leave

Let Hurtado Immigration Law Firm build a strong case on your behalf. Call us at (239) 800-0580 to schedule an initial consultation.

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