By Carlos Gamino

United States immigration law prevents some people from being eligible to immigrate here – but in some cases, waivers of inadmissibility are available. If you’re able to get a waiver of inadmissibility, you can still immigrate to the U.S. You may want to talk to a Milwaukee immigration attorney to learn more.

Inadmissibility to the U.S.

Several circumstances can make it impossible for someone to immigrate to the U.S. They include:

  • Health-related grounds, like tuberculosis
  • Illegal entry into the U.S.
  • Misrepresentation on an immigration form
  • Past criminal activities
  • Prior deportation
  • Public dependency issues

Sometimes, though, waivers of inadmissibility are available to certain people.

What is a Waiver of Inadmissibility?

A waiver of inadmissibility is an order that allows you to immigrate to the U.S., even though ordinarily you wouldn’t be eligible. You can ask for a waiver if you’ve had a visa interview with a consular officer and the officer found you inadmissible to the U.S.

You can only ask for a waiver if you’re inadmissible based on:

  • Health-related grounds
  • Some criminal grounds
  • Immigration fraud or misrepresentation, in only some cases
  • The 3-year or 10-year bar if you were found unlawfully present in the U.S.

There are a few other conditions that are eligible for waivers, as well, so it’s probably a good idea for you to talk to a Milwaukee immigration lawyer if you’re not sure you’re eligible.

Do You Need to Talk to a Lawyer About Getting a Waiver of Inadmissibility?

Not everyone is eligible for a waiver of inadmissibility. There are some conditions that the U.S. government won’t accept – but if you were told you’re inadmissible and think you might qualify for a waiver, we may be able to help you.

Call Gamino Law Offices at 414-383-6700 to schedule an immigration consultation with an experienced and compassionate attorney. We can answer your questions and evaluate your situation to help you figure out the best path to immigrating to the U.S.

Carlos Gamino