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Some applicants for U.S. immigration status may be "inadmissible" because of a past violation of immigration laws or for other reasons.  Grounds of inadmissibility include a false statement on an application, unlawful presence in the U.S., or criminal activity. 

Often a waiver of inadmissibility can be obtain based on extreme hardship to a U.S. family member.  The Law Offices of James A. Bach has specialized in preparing effective and successful waivers for several decades.

The following information about waivers of inadmissibility may be helpful*:

Grounds of Inadmissibility

James Bach Article - Inadmissibility because of Misrepresentation or Fraud

Unlawful Presence  -  USCIS Memo, May 2009

Extreme Hardship Waiver - AAO Decision

If you believe you may be inadmissible, it is crucial that you obtain sound legal advice before applying for any immigration benefit.



*The information contained on this site should not be used as a basis for taking action or for failing to act.  Instead, it is intended to educate our clients and members of the public generally, and to provide a background for directing case strategy in collaboration with a competent and experienced immigration attorney.  No attorney / client relationship is created by the information provided, and even our existing clients should not take any action unless they are instructed to do so by us.  Information on this site may be outdated or erroneous, and you should seek the advice of an attorney to determine current law or policy.  The links to other web pages are provided as a convenience only and we cannot be responsible for the accuracy of information obtained from those web sites.


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