What are Waivers of the Grounds of Inadmissibility?

The Immigration and Nationality Act divides grounds of inadmissibility into two categories, inadmissibility and deportability. The first involves Individuals who are seeking admission to the United States but have not yet been allowed, such individuals are subject to the grounds of inadmissibility. The second involves individuals who have been admitted to the United States and are physically present in the country, but who are now deportable due to a legal infraction. In regards to inadmissibility, the following are some of the most regularly used grounds of inadmissibility and waivers.

  • Health-related considerations
  • Reasons relating to the criminal justice system
  • Concerns about security and related issues
  • Public charge
  • Certification and credentials for specific immigrants in the labor market
  • Illegal immigrants and those who violate immigration laws
  • Requirements for documentation
  • Ineligible for citizenship
  • Aliens who have already been expelled

Inadmissibility can be based on a variety of other factors. By law, individuals who are inadmissible are prohibited from entering or remaining in the United States. Inadmissibility is defined by the Immigration and Nationality Act. A waiver of inadmissibility may be possible for specific grounds of inadmissibility, if the individual fulfills an exception.

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