Middlesex County Immigration Waiver Lawyers Working to Achieve Positive Results
Our firm also specializes in the preparation of immigration waivers. Waivers are applicable in a number of situations and are often the only way an individual may be deemed "admissible" to the United States. For example, a person may have a criminal record, or may have entered the United States without inspection, or through fraud or misrepresentation. Generally speaking, that person would not be admissible or eligible to adjust status.
Fortunately, the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) permits, under certain conditions, the government to excuse what would otherwise be a bar, thereby allowing the person to enter, or in some instances, adjust his or her status without having to leave the United States. Other situations in which a waiver may be required include the filing of an I-751 Joint Petition to Remove Conditions on Permanent Residence. Ordinarily, both spouses must sign the petition for the alien's permanent residence. However, the law does recognize special cases where a couple may have married in good faith but subsequently divorced due to a breakdown in the relationship. Another circumstance in which a waiver may be applied for is when a conditional resident alien spouse is abused by his/her U.S. Citizen spouse. If certain criteria can be met, the alien will be allowed to self-petition for his or her permanent residence.
Breaking News: On January 2, 2013, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the posting of a final rule regarding the provisional stateside waiver process. Effective March 4, 2013, certain immediate relatives of U.S. Citizens subject to the unlawful presence bar and unable to adjust status from within the United States will be able to request provisional unlawful presence waivers here within the U.S. before going back to their native country for their consular interviews. Applicants must be immediate relatives of U.S. Citizens — relatives inadmissible only on account of unlawful presence and who can demonstrate extreme hardship to their U.S. Citizen spouse or parents. The waiver is filed on Form I-601A and is slightly different than Form I-601. In addition, President Obama has ordered by way of Executive Action that the provisional waiver process be expanded to allow the spouses and children of permanent residents, as well as the sons and daughters of U.S. Citizens, chance to apply.
Middlesex County Immigration Lawyers
Lee & Garasia, LLC, is exclusively dedicated to the practice of immigration law. Located in Edison, New Jersey, we provide legal representation throughout the entire state. Our team of experienced attorneys is committed to pursuing realistic and practical solutions to the thorniest of immigration issues in the most vigorous and ethical manner possible. You can rest assured that you will receive frank and straightforward advice.
New Jersey Immigration Waivers Attorneys Meeting Your Needs
The law governing immigration admissibility and deportability is exceedingly complex. If you have ever been convicted of a crime; stayed unlawfully in the United States; or made any material misrepresentations to the government, it is absolutely essential that you consult with a licensed attorney to determine the ramifications of such behavior, and whether a waiver may be necessary.
The preparation of a waiver is an intensive, and time-consuming process. This requires not only a genuine understanding of the human story behind the case, but an ability to convey that story. It requires passion, intelligence, nerve, and resolve. We have successfully represented many people for 212(h), 212(i), battered spouse, unlawful presence, and good faith waivers. If you or someone you know has been advised by Immigration to apply for a waiver, our office may be able to help. Don't trust your future to just anybody. It is in your best interests to work with a trained and knowledgeable professional. At Lee & Garasia, LLC, we are highly experienced with these issues and will work directly with you throughout the entire legal process.
Some of the most common waivers we assist clients with include:
- Three- and 10-Year Bar Unlawful Presence Waivers
- I-601A Provisional Waivers
- Good Faith Marriage Waivers
- Battered Spouse, VAWA Waivers
- Hardship Waivers
- Fraud/Misrepresentation Waivers
- Criminal Waivers
Contact New Jersey Immigration Waivers Attorneys Lee & Garasia, LLC
Please contact us at your convenience by calling 732-516-1717 or 888-404-5876. We can also be reached online through a short contact form.