Overcoming Inadmissibility to the U.S. with Skilled Immigration Lawyers in Atlanta

I-601/I-601A Waivers of Inadmissibility

I-601 and I-601A waivers are used to help immigrants overcome the problem of inadmissibility. If you have been found to be inadmissible, you can apply for an I-601 or I-601A waiver that would allow you to become admissible. These waivers are used under specific circumstances and address different types of inadmissibility. To thoroughly understand such a waiver and whether you qualify for one, it is best to discuss your situation with a Marietta immigration lawyer at Klinke Law, LLC. Our legal team can determine your legal options and prepare your submission to maximize the chances for a successful outcome.

Talk to an experienced attorney about your inadmissibility case at (678) 713-4255.

Inadmissibility Factors & How to Overcome Them

Certain conditions have been established by immigration law that make entry into the U.S. unlawful. These are listed under Section 12 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

Among these conditions are:

  • Drug abuse or trafficking
  • Criminal convictions involving moral turpitude
  • Violations of immigration law
  • Espionage and terrorism
  • Communicable diseases
  • Likelihood of needing government assistance

Some of these conditions can be overcome by applying for an I-601 waiver of inadmissibility. Most of these waivers are based on demonstrating to the immigration official that if the applicant were to remain inadmissible it would cause undue hardship on family members who are lawful permanent residents or U.S. citizens.

The I-601A waiver addresses only one type of inadmissibility which applies to those who have stayed unlawfully in the U.S. either 180 days or a year or more beyond what was allowed. These individuals will face being barred from the U.S. for 3 to 10 years before they can apply for immigration benefits.

Unfortunately, acting immigration officers have significant leeway in deciding whether to approve these waivers since the law does not define “undue hardship.” Your approval, therefore, will depend on the strength of the evidence you provide. Because of this, it is critical that you engage the services of a skilled immigration attorney. At Hope Immigration, our Marietta immigration attorneys have considerable experience in successfully assisting clients seeking both I-601 and I-601A waivers.

Take advantage of our effective advocacy by contacting our firm at (678) 713-4255 for waiver assistance.