Waivers: Protecting Yourself from Deportation
Immigration Attorney in Cleveland
Did you know there are waivers available to those who are facing deportation? If you are at risk of being deported, then you may benefit from obtaining the legal guidance of a dedicated Ohio immigration lawyer from Brown Immigration Law The deportation process can be lengthy, and you may be able to use that time to your advantage. If you are eligible to qualify for a waiver, then an attorney from our firm can assist you. Some common forms of waivers for immigration include:
- Waiver 212(c)
This waiver is a discretionary waiver that is granted by an immigration judge. A 212(c) waiver allows permanent residents, such as green card holders, to be placed into exclusion or stop deportation processing. To qualify for this waiver, you must be in good standing in the U.S. and not have been convicted of criminal acts, terrorism, or felony weapons offenses.
- Waiver 212(i)
A waiver 212(i) will allow you to reenter the United States after deportation. Normally, deportations include bars to prevent your return to the States, some of which last as long as 10 to 20 years. With the approval a 212(i) waiver, however, you may be able to return sooner. To apply, you may need to retain the guidance of an attorney and schedule a consular interview along with filing for a waiver 601(i).
- Waiver 212(h)
Were you convicted of a crime? It may be hard to obtain legal status or avoid deportation; however, a waiver 212(h) may be able to help you. If you are a dependent, such as a wife, husband, child, or parent of a person who already has lawful permanent residence or U.S. citizenship and would suffer immense hardship by your deportation, then you may be eligible for this waiver.
Obtaining a Waiver
There are a lot of specifics and regulations that go into obtaining a waiver from the United States government to prevent deportation. If you are facing deportation or know that deportation proceedings will be taking place for you shortly, then it is imperative that you contact Brown Immigration Law. With the guidance of one of our dedicated lawyers, you will be able to stop the deportation process.
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