The United States is a desirable place to visit and live for many non-Citizens. This country is known for its melting pot culture that exists precisely because of the diverse immigrant population. Because so many people want to come to the United States, immigration law is very strict in how each and every non-citizen is able to enter the United States, whether on a temporary basis or permanently. Each and every person must comply with submitting the required paperwork and receiving approval for entry into the United States. Unfortunately, many non-citizens find themselves to be deemed “inadmissible” to the United States for a variety of reasons, as described below.
Reasons for Inadmissibility
Individuals are considered to be “inadmissible” to the United States on health grounds, criminal grounds, security grounds, illegal entry into the United States, falsely claiming to be a United States citizen, and a few miscellaneous grounds such as practicing polygamy, being an international child abductor, among others. Many individuals who are inadmissible and therefore not allowed to be present in the United States, have a difficult time obtaining a waiver that would allow them to be present despite the inadmissibility status.
In most situations, inadmissibility arises when the person seeking to enter the United States does so illegally. There are certainly exceptions that will allow some individuals to obtain waivers to inadmissibility status while others cannot. For example, it is more likely that a child brought into the United States illegally will obtain a waiver to inadmissibility status than an adult who willfully entered the United States illegally, without ever applying for a visa in the first place.
While it is generally difficult for non-Citizens and non-residents to obtain a waiver to the inadmissibility status, it certainly can be done in some cases if the proper paperwork is completed and submitted to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Because obtaining a waiver is very important and all paperwork must be flawless, it is advisable that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney to ensure you are doing everything possible to obtain lawful entry into the United States.
How to Avoid Becoming “Inadmissible”
If you wish to enter the United States, and have not done so before, it is extremely important that you follow all requirements under United States immigration law. You must obtain the proper visa that corresponds with your reason for entering the United States in the first place, whether it be for vacation, school, or work, among other reasons.
Further, you must be truthful on all applications for a non-immigrant visa. Even the smallest mistake that discloses an untruthful fact can deem a non-immigrant both removable (if already present in the United States), and inadmissible. For these reasons, and because United States immigration law is so complex and confusing, you should allow an immigration attorney to assist you in your goal to enter the United States.
Contact the Immigration Attorneys of Geygan & Geygan, Ltd. Today to Schedule a Free Consultation
If you or someone you know wishes to apply for an immigration waiver in order to lawfully enter the United States, or lawfully remain in the United States, you need the advice and counsel of a qualified immigration attorney. It is imperative that immigration matters be handled accurately and in accordance with United States immigration law. The immigration attorneys of Geygan & Geygan, Ltd. have helped people like you obtain the waivers that fit their particular situation in order to enter the United States. To schedule a free consultation, contact our office today by calling (513) 791-1673.