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Vienna, Virginia Immigration Lawyer

Protecting the Rights of Immigrants Deemed “Inadmissible”

If you entered the United States illegally, misrepresented yourself on an immigration application or to an immigration officer, or you are an immigrant with a criminal history, you may be considered “inadmissible” to the U.S. The list of grounds of inadmissibility can found in Section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

If you are inadmissible, you cannot:

  • Enter the United States
  • Apply for a green card
  • Receive an immigrant or nonimmigrant visa

Your inadmissibility could take away your chances of finding work in the country. It could block you from visiting friends or family. In a worst-case scenario, it could lead to you being forcibly removed from the U.S., even if you have family members living here as legal permanent residents.

In order to overcome issues of inadmissibility, come to Portner & Shure, P.A. in Vienna, Virginia. Our immigration attorneys can help you explore your options, such as an immigration waiver, a pardon, or another type of legal tool. Let us help you file and apply for a waiver based on your specific inadmissibility issues.

This is a great time to learn about your rights as an immigrant. Call (855) 954-4141 now.

Inadmissibility Can Be Forgiven

United States Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS) officers evaluating an immigration waiver can choose to forgive or overlook reasons why you are considered inadmissible. One of the most common reasons why inadmissibility is forgiven is if an immigrant’s family would be put into extreme hardship if they were not allowed to enter or remain in the U.S. What exactly is extreme hardship, though? The definition is left intentionally vague, which gives the reviewing USCIS officer or administrator room for discretion.

It is up to the USCIS officer to examine all facts and come to a reasonable conclusion. While this might seem problematic, it can be used to your advantage. Our Vienna immigration lawyers can step in and use it as a chance to convince the USCIS to allow you to enter or stay in the country despite inadmissibility. We have years of legal experience we can use to craft a convincing, logic-based argument on your behalf.

Let Us Help You Apply

Applying for an immigration waiver is a discretionary application and it can be a complex and lengthy process. If you think you need an immigration waiver or have questions about the process, please contact us. Our Vienna immigration lawyers can assess your case, direct you through the complicated process, and assist you in providing the necessary materials to support your case and ultimately obtain a waiver of inadmissibility. The experienced lawyers at Portner & Shure, P.A. have prepared countless successful immigration waivers and understand what takes to get your case approved.

Count on us today. Dial (855) 954-4141 as soon as you can.


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