For immigration purposes, “inadmissibility” refers to whether or not an individual is permitted to enter or remain in the United States. A person may be deemed inadmissible for certain crimes they may have been convicted of, for being a health risk, for being a risk to national security, for fraud, for being unlawfully present in the United States, and for many other reasons.

How to Determine Inadmissibility

If you or someone you know is in the United States on a green card or is undocumented, it is important for them to understand what specific grounds of inadmissibility might apply to them if they are to apply for an immigration benefit. The Immigration and Nationality Act lays out several grounds of inadmissibility, and it is up to the individual or their immigration attorney to determine if any grounds of inadmissibility apply.

If Someone is Inadmissible, will they Have Relief Available to Them?

This can only be determined on a case-by-case basis. It is important for the person to consult with an immigration lawyer, who can asses their case, and who would be able to decide which immigration pathway would produce the best results.

The government is able to forgive an individual’s grounds of inadmissibility if the individual is eligible and successfully applies for a waiver.

Consider scheduling a consultation with an immigration lawyer at Gilles Law, PLLC. You can reach us at 980-272-8438 at our office in Uptown Charlotte. We are here to assist with your inquiries.

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