Immigration News Update
Hundreds of thousands of people are deported from the United States every year. Most are unable to return to the United States on an immigrant visa, due to a variety of factors. Some lack a way to obtain a new immigrant visa, and others face grounds of inadmissibility for which they are unable to obtain a waiver.
In some cases, however, a non-immigrant visa may provide a way for a person to return to the United States following removal. If the applicant is able to meet the general requirements for such a visa, a waiver of inadmissibility may be sought under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Non-immigrant waiver are available for a broad range of inadmissibility grounds. Under certain circumstances, even an applicant with a "lifetime bar" (for example, a former lawful permanent resident deported due to an aggravated felony conviction) may obtain such a waiver.
Not all criminal history disqualifies an applicant from receiving a visa or green card. Generally speaking, immigration authorities may deny entry if you have been convicted of any of the following crimes of “moral turpitude”:
· Drug crimes
· Recent misdemeanors
· Crimes involving fraud
· Crimes involving theft
· Violent crimes
· Sex crimes
Even crimes that normally would render a person inadmissible may be subject to a waiver under certain circumstances. Moreover, convictions that appear to have been politically motivated may not result in disqualification.
Contact a firm that can help you deal with your criminal history
While immigration law is generally not kind to those with criminal records, our attorneys at Law Offices of Norka M. Schell, LLC know the exemptions and intricacies that can allow our clients in New York to avoid removal or start a new life in America. Contact our experienced immigration lawyers in New York City today at 1 (212) 564-1589 for creative solutions to your complex immigration problems. For an office appointment in Boston, Massachusetts, call 1 (781) 223-6100.