Do You Need Help With Hardship, Fraud And Criminal Waivers?

If you were arrested and charged with a crime, your immigration status may be in jeopardy. An immigration lawyer can help you try and protect your immigration status.

The experienced immigration attorneys at Weiss, Alden & Polo, P.A., help people with criminal waiver and immigration status issues. We are one of the oldest immigration law firms in Florida. We offer complimentary office consultations. Call us at 305-358-1500.

Types Of Waivers

Our law firm prepares all categories of waivers. A waiver can be best described as a request for forgiveness from the U.S. government for a prior immigration violation and is based on certain equities and qualifying relatives depending on the type of waiver. Examples of waivers:

  • Fraud waiver — For an individual who has committed fraud to obtain or attempt to obtain an immigration benefit.
  • Criminal waiver — Criminal convictions can have immigration consequences and sometimes these consequences can be waived.
  • Unlawful presence waiver — For those individuals who have been unlawfully present in the U.S for at least 180 days and have departed and become subject to the three-year bar to re-entry or for those who have been unlawfully present in the U.S. for at least 12 months and depart and become subject to the 10-year bar to re-entry.
  • Provisional waiver — For those who are immediate relatives of U.S. citizens and currently in the U.S. but not eligible to adjust to permanent residence and therefore required to apply before the U.S. Embassy in their home country. This type of waiver allows for a recommendation of approval from the U.S. government prior to the applicant departing the U.S. to appear for their immigrant visa interview therefore, possibly shortening the duration of separation between the applicant and their relative.
  • Cancellation of removal — A waiver for certain individuals who are permanent residents or nonpermanent residents in removal proceedings before the immigration judge.
  • Nonimmigrant visa waiver — A waiver of most immigration violations for an individual who is applying for a nonimmigrant (temporary) visa to the U.S.

If you have questions about whether these waivers or any others apply to your situation, please contact our firm for a complimentary office consultation.

Consequences Of Criminal Convictions For Non-U.S. Citizens

Anyone arrested in the U.S. who is not a U.S. citizen, should consult with experienced immigration counsel concerning immigration consequences prior to pleading to any criminal charge. Criminal convictions can result in deportation and, therefore, have detrimental consequences to non-U.S. citizens. The individual could be subject to the following:

If you did not consult with an immigration attorney previously and have already been convicted of a criminal offense to have your situation evaluated for immigration analysis/relief from removal, please contact our law firm.

Complimentary Office Consultation Offered

Please call our office in Miami-Dade County for help with your immigration status issues. We can be reached at 305-358-1500. You can also email us to request a consultation about your immigration issues.