Non-citizens found “inadmissible” and consequently blocked from applying for a visa, green card, or entry into the United States can have the Grounds of Inadmissibility they are subject to forgiven by applying for waivers specified in Section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
Our Miami inadmissibility defense attorneys help clients defend against the following Grounds of Inadmissibility:
- Health-Related Grounds including communicable diseases, lack of proper vaccinations, and physical or mental disorders that may be harmful to themselves or others.
- Immigration Law Violations including unlawful presence, alien smuggling, and violations that lead to prior deportation/removal.
- Failure to Obey Visa or Green Card Terms including overstaying one’s visa.
- Certain Criminal Convictions including prostitution, certain crimes of “moral turpitude,” multiple convictions, and criminal offenses granted immunity from prosecution.
We have handled inadmissibility cases for clients with diverse immigration statuses. People that can be found “inadmissible” by either Customs and Border Protection (CBP) or the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) include:
- Non-citizens outside the U.S. applying for immigrant or nonimmigrant visas
- Immigrants inside the U.S. applying for adjustments of status
- Lawful permanent residents (green card holders) returning to the U.S.
At Pimentel & Castillo, we help our clients prepare accurate and persuasive applications for Waivers of Inadmissibility. The applications typically filed to have grounds of inadmissibility forgiven include:
- Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility — For most non-citizens, particularly those applying for immigrant visas and immigrants intending to become permanent residents.
- Form I-192, Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant — For those applying for temporary nonimmigrant visas.
- Form I-602, Application By Refugee for Waiver of Grounds of Excludability — For refugees and asylum applicants.
- Form I-601A, Provisional Waiver of Inadmissibility — Used to waive unlawful presence of immediate relatives of U.S. citizens.
If grounds of inadmissibility have been applied to you or a loved one, consult with one of our seasoned Miami inadmissibility defense attorneys. We prepare all forms and necessary documents to strongly support our clients and ensure their requests for waivers are not denied by immigration authorities. Speak with our experienced Miami inadmissibility defense attorneys to learn how we can help you eliminate the barriers blocking you from entering the U.S.