Admissibility is the Controlling Concept in U.S. Immigration.
U.S. Immigration law requires most travelers to prove to immigration officers that they should be admitted. If an applicant cannot meet this burden of proof, they will not be admitted to the United States. Punitive actions such as expedited removal, which carries a 5-year bar on entering the U.S., may also occur at the border under certain circumstances.
You may find it difficult to enter the United States – be deemed “inadmissible” – if you have a foreign criminal record. Our office in Vancouver, BC, gives us a unique capacity to assist those dealing with this immigration issue. We have over a decade of experience and can help you apply for a waiver to admit you to the United States. Our cross-border practice helps us understand your immigration experience and advocate for your interests.
We can also help people who wish to apply for permanent residence but are inadmissible to the United States. People who are applying to immigrate to the United States based on a family petition or business may be eligible for a waiver of many grounds of inadmissibility. We have prepared many immigrant waiver applications and know how to advocate for our clients and demonstrate that they deserve permanent residence in the United States.
If you have been told that you are inadmissible, or think you might be inadmissible, contact us for a consultation. With offices on both sides of the border, we are experienced with denial of entry issues. We represent individuals who apply for waivers and exceptions to inadmissibility.
Grounds for inadmissibility include, but are not limited to:
- Criminal convictions or admissions of criminal conduct
- Fraud and misrepresentation related to immigration applications
- Failure to overcome presumed immigrant intent
- Prior unlawful presence in the United States
- Likelihood of becoming dependent on the United States welfare system
Consultations for businesses
In order to best serve you, we begin our service with a one hour consultation to discuss your goals, analyze your case, and plan an immigration strategy. Our consultation fee is creditable towards total representation.
Please note that, due to enormous demand, at the current time we do not offer consultations for non-business cases but we will make appointments for people referred by current or former clients across a variety of immigration matters. Spend up to a full hour with an immigration attorney to discuss the details of your case, get answers to your questions, work through complex issues and supporting documents and plan an immigration strategy for obtaining benefits. To schedule a consultation, give us a call.