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Lawyers Providing Legal Help to People Ineligible for Immigration in Leesburg Bay Lake and Orange County

The laws, rules, and requirements that apply to people who are planning to immigrate to the United States can be very complicated. There are many pitfalls that an immigrant may encounter during the visa application process, and these may result in the denial of a visa. In many cases, these denials are based on findings that a person is ineligible for immigration. However, there are some situations where a person may be able to apply for a waiver of inadmissibility, allowing them to receive a visa even after being found ineligible. An experienced attorney can help immigrants and sponsors understand their options for receiving these types of waivers.

At the Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC, our lawyers understand the urgency that many families face as they work to ensure that they can live together in the U.S., and we are dedicated to helping people complete the immigration process as quickly and efficiently as possible. We have over 35 years of combined experience, and we have assisted many clients with applications for visas and Green Cards, as well as other immigration issues, such as citizenship applications and deportation defense. We will make sure you understand your rights and options at all times, and we will provide you with representation to ensure that you respond properly to findings that a person is ineligible to immigrate to the United States.

Applying for a Waiver of Inadmissibility

A person who is considered to be inadmissible to the United States may file Form I-601 (Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility), and if they have been deported, they will also need to file Form I-212 (Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission to the United States After Deportation or Removal). Generally, a person will need to show that the denial of a visa would cause extreme hardship for one or more immediate family members of a U.S. citizen or Green Card holder. Waivers of inadmissibility may be available in the following types of cases:

  • Provisional unlawful presence - If a person would be ineligible for immigration because they had remained in the United States unlawfully for at least 180 days, they may qualify for a waiver if the refusal of a visa would cause hardship for a spouse or parent who is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident. To receive this type of waiver, a person will usually need to leave the United States to attend a visa interview with a consular officer in their home country.
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS) - If conditions in a certain country, such as a civil war or environmental disaster, would affect the safety of immigrants who would be required to return to that country, the Secretary of Homeland Security may designate the country for TPS. Immigrants from these countries may qualify for waivers of inadmissibility.
  • Criminal convictions - Waivers may be available for those who have been convicted of a single offense involving the possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana. A person will usually need to show that they have been rehabilitated and that their admission to the U.S. would not endanger national security or public safety.
  • Victims of violence or human trafficking - Immigrants who are applying for a visa under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) or as a victim of a crime such as domestic violence or human trafficking may receive waivers of inadmissibility to ensure that they are protected from further harm.
  • Health issues - If a visa was denied because a person had not received the required vaccinations, they may be able to receive a waiver if they can provide evidence that receiving a vaccination would not be medically appropriate or that receiving a vaccination would go against their religious or moral beliefs.
  • Refugees and asylees - Immigrants who are considered refugees or who are applying for asylum may receive waivers of inadmissibility based on humanitarian purposes or to ensure that they can maintain family unity.

Contact Our Oviedo Immigration Lawyers for Waivers of Ineligibility

If your visa application has been denied because of ineligibility for immigration, Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC can help you determine whether you qualify for a waiver of inadmissibility. We will work to help you apply for a waiver and provide the necessary documentation to show that you are eligible for a visa. Contact our office today at 407-955-5000 to arrange your complimentary consultation. We represent clients in immigration cases in Orlando and other Florida cities, including Clermont, Daytona Beach, Winter Garden, Casselberry, Ocoee, Apopka, Winter Park, Kissimmee, Altamonte Springs, Tampa, Lake Mary, Leesburg Bay Lake, Winter Springs, Lake Buena Vista, Windermere, Saint Cloud, St. Petersburg, Sanford, and Oviedo.

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