Los Angeles Immigration Fraud Waiver Adjustment Lawyers
Fraud Waiver Adjustments
Being deemed "inadmissible" by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can be devastating to an immigrant who seeks a new life and better opportunities in the United States. One of the grounds for inadmissibility is fraud, or misrepresentation. It is not uncommon for immigrants to be met with this charge, even if they did not intend to commit the violation. Pressure from immigration officials and unfamiliarity with certain regulations can easily cause an immigrant to falter when providing information. Fortunately, it is possible to alter one’s status of inadmissibility through a waiver; however, the eligibility requirements are stringent and the related procedures are complex.
At the Immigration Law Office of Los Angeles, P.C., we have helped many immigrants with inadmissible statuses regain the right to enter the country and pursue their dreams. Our specialized knowledge in immigration law allows us to draw up compelling arguments in defense of our clients against the scrutiny of officials, whatever issues may arise. To discuss the specific circumstances of your case and your rights and legal options, please call us today at (800) 792-9889 for a comprehensive consultation at a reasonable cost.
What Actions Constitute Immigration Fraud?
You may be declared inadmissible based on allegations of fraud or misrepresentation if immigration officials determine that you have committed any of the following actions:
- Provide inaccurate information to immigration or border officials
- Present false documents
- Fail to disclose certain information on your application
- Make false claims to citizenship
- Face prosecution for document fraud under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)
You can overcome most fraud-based inadmissibility charges by applying for a waiver. If the allegations were especially erroneous, you may even directly contest them.
Filing and Adjudicating Process
After being denied a visa due to inadmissibility, you should be informed by your consular officer whether you are eligible for a waiver. If you are, file Form I-601 with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The filing fee is $585. After adjudicating your application, the USCIS will inform you and your consular officer of the decision. If denied, you may have the option of appealing the decision or filing a motion for reconsideration of your case.
Your waiver of inadmissibility may be approved if you meet one of the following criteria:
- Your qualifying U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident relative or the K visa petitioner would experience extreme hardship if you were denied admission; or
- You are a self-petitioner under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and you or your U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or qualified parent or child may experience extreme hardship if you were denied admission.
A Dependable Immigration Law Attorney in Southern California
If you are an immigrant who is currently facing barriers to a new life in America, get in touch with the compassionate lawyers at the Immigration Law Office of Los Angeles, P.C. We are renowned for providing personalized service and unwavering attention to each and every client. Contact us today to get started on building a better future.