Many people turn to the United States for help when they’re in crisis, but unfortunately, some are turned away before they even cross the border. While it’s almost understandable, what happens to people who really need to come here to escape persecution or other hardships?
Fortunately, as Milwaukee immigration attorneys, we’re often able to help people who are considered “inadmissible” to the United States. There are some programs in place that may make it possible for you or someone you love to follow the legal route to immigration, even if you’ve been previously denied.
Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility
People who are suffering extreme hardship in their home countries can apply for a waiver of grounds of inadmissibility. While it doesn’t apply to everyone who is denied entry into the U.S., it can be used by people who are considered inadmissible for health reasons, for some criminal convictions or for some cases of immigration fraud or misrepresentation.
A waiver of grounds of inadmissibility can also help people who are former members of a totalitarian party, smugglers and those who were previously residing in the U.S. unlawfully. (Every case is different, so it’s important that you check with an attorney who can evaluate your individual case and let you know whether you may qualify for a waiver.)
How to Apply for a Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility
There is an extensive form that you must fill out in order to be considered for a waiver of grounds of inadmissibility. You can file the form whether you are looking for an immigrant visa, an adjustment of status and some nonimmigrant statuses, as well as a handful of immigration benefits. Your attorney can prepare and review the form for you, as well as determine where it is supposed to be filed and take care of all other necessary paperwork.
A waiver of grounds of inadmissibility can be a lifeline to people who need to come to the U.S. to escape an abusive spouse, and it can help so many others who are facing difficult situations as well. If you need help, please call a Milwaukee immigration attorney who cares what happens to you and your family.