New Jersey Immigration Waivers Lawyers
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.
On July 29, 2016, USCIS announced a final rule expanding the provisional waiver process to include additional immigrant categories that may be eligible to apply. As a result, spouses and children of lawful permanent residents, as well as sons and daughters of US Citizens may now be eligible under this process.
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, especially when your future and ability to stay in the United States may depend on it. At Lee & Garasia, LLC, a large part of our practice is devoted exclusively to waivers and ensuring that a complete and meticulously prepared package is assembled, so rest assured that your matter will be handled professionally.
Some of the most common waivers we assist clients with include:
- Three- and 10-Year Bar Unlawful Presence Waivers
- I-601A Provisional Waivers
- I-601 Waivers
- Good Faith Marriage Waivers
- Battered Spouse, VAWA Waivers
- Hardship Waivers
- Fraud/Misrepresentation Waivers
- Criminal Waivers