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Processing Waivers for Immigrants in Houston

For some people, the immigration process could take weeks or months. But for others, the immigration process could be painstakingly long and tedious, spanning out over a course of years. With such an investment in time and money, some immigrants may not even see results before their visa expires and must return to their country of origin.

Under current laws, many people who enter into the United States illegally or overstay their visas cannot apply for permanent residency in the United States. Instead, these immigrants must complete the immigration process abroad, most likely in their home country. This process is called Consular Process. Unfortunately, under these same laws, leaving the country could put the immigrant at risk of penalty by law for unlawful presence in the U.S. As with many deportation cases, such a crime could bar families from their loved one for up to 10 years or even longer.

Fortunately, there are provisions that can waive the penalties in such an event. Before provisional waivers and waivers for grounds of inadmissibility were created, loved ones could be separated by long distances for years on end. Now, immigrants can leave the United States, knowing that their case will most likely be approved and can have the comfort of knowing that they can rejoin their families as a legal resident of the United States after the waiver has been processed and completed. To find out if you are eligible for a waiver such as the Provisional I-601A Waiver, you simply need to consult our experienced and knowledgeable Houston immigration lawyers. Our attorneys can help determine what needs to be done to help your loved one and keep your family together stateside.

Provisional Waiver I-601A

As of March 4, 2013, family members of U.S. citizens who are present in the U.S. but cannot change their status can request a provisional unlawful presence waiver. Provisional waivers will not change the legal status of the individual filing for the waiver, nor will the waiver actually protect individuals from being deported or incurring any other penalty associated with being in the country illegally. What the waiver does mean is that it grants the individual the ability to apply for admission into the United States. Because provisional waivers are so complex, consulting the Houston immigration attorneys from Lopez & Rhodes PLLC about eligibility concerns can be extremely beneficial to your family.

Waivers of Grounds of Inadmissibility

Non-immigrants attempting to obtain visas or immigrants seeking residency or green cards could face many difficult challenges if they are found to be inadmissible. On certain grounds of inadmissibility, you may seek a waiver in order to obtain an immigration visa, adjustment of status, or other immigration benefits in the United States.

Various grounds of inadmissibility exist, including:

  • Prior criminal history, including moral turpitude or drug crimes
  • Immigration fraud
  • Unlawful presence

If you are inadmissible for any of the above reasons, seeking legal representation could be of your benefit. Some individuals may be eligible for a waiver. Determining grounds of inadmissibility and the eligibility of a waiver is a complex process, but Lopez & Rhodes PLLC can help you!

Contact our Houston Immigration Lawyers for Help

Immigration law matters must be taken on by an attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced, but complex matters such as waivers that may affect entire families require compassion and empathy. Without a well-constructed or strongly drafted waiver, loved ones and families could be separated for years at a time. Seeking legal representation from a Houston immigration attorney is essential to keeping your family together.

Contact Lopez & Rhodes PLLC to schedule a case evaluation today!

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