If your visa application has been denied because you have been deemed inadmissible, there may be legal options available to you that may allow you to be admitted into the United States. If you are eligible for one of these waivers, the law firm of Goldstein & Scopellite, PC, can help you to seek a Waiver of Inadmissibility or they may be able to help you explore other options that may apply to assist you in seeking admissibility. Please contact our Dallas Plano Frisco immigration waivers lawyers today to schedule an initial consultation.
Seeking a Waiver of Inadmissibility
Non-U.S. Citizens may be banned from entering the United States if, at a minimum, any of the following apply:
- The individual has a criminal past
- The individual has had prior deportation orders
- The individual has overstayed
- The individual has a medical condition that makes him or her inadmissible
- The individual has prior immigration violations
The REAL ID Act
The REAL ID Act was passed in 2005 in an effort to establish the identity of individuals living within the United States. One of the requirements under the Act was to secure the issuance of state driver’s licenses and ID cards — in essence, turning these forms of identification into national identity cards which track whether or not a person is legally in the United States. While these laws were intended to improve our country’s national security, there have been many immigration consequences that have negatively affected non-U.S. citizens living in the United States. For instance, there are now stricter standards in place applying for non-U.S. citizen immigrants in being able to obtain a driver’s license, to work in the United States, or to travel internationally, especially now that our federal and state governments are enforcing the REAL ID Act provisions. Even worse, without being able to show proof of legal status, many individuals cannot obtain renewal of their driver’s licenses, and this has forced many individuals who are not legally here into immigration custody. Because of this, many more aliens who are not legally in the United States are forced by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) or the immigration courts to return to their foreign country.
Contact a Real ID Act Immigration Lawyer Serving the Dallas, Texas, Collin County, Texas and Denton County, Texas Areas
If a family member has been denied entry into the United States based on grounds of inadmissibility, or if they are being held in immigration detention; or if they are in the United States and have been denied or need a waiver of inadmissibility; or if you are the alien who needs assistance, please speak to one of our Dallas immigration attorneys who are experienced and know the law at our Dallas, Texas, office. Call (214) 351-9100.
NOTE: Currently this firm does not file cases with USCIS, DHS or the BIA, However, we can work to research and prepare your case and your packages or briefs, so that they can be presented to another immigration attorney for submission of your package to USCIS, DHS or the BIA.