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Immigration Waiver Attorney
Immigration Waiver Attorney in Orange, CA
Why choose our office to process your Waiver
It is important that you retain the services of a qualified and experienced immigration attorney to assist you in the difficult and complex process of filing for a waiver. This is not the type of immigration case that an applicant should attempt on their own as the standards to grant a waiver are extremely complex and difficult to surpass without an attorney. Most people are also told that this is just an application and you only need to write a declaration. This is a big mistake and far from the truth.
What separates our firm from the rest is that our staff processes immigration waivers every single day. We have been successful because processing waivers is a major part of our law practice, and we are dedicated to uniting families. We are always up-to-date with the latest waiver methods and case law to ensure that your rights are protected.
At Commonwealth Law Group - Immigration Attorneys, each case is meticulously prepared with precision and attention to detail. This is what separates our firm from the rest. Our immigration waivers have been approved because:
- We take the time to interview each aspect of your life and the family members
- We research each aspect of case law that will assist you
- We work with you in every detail of your story to prepare your statements
- We surround your case with studies, statistics, and experts to support your hardship.
At this Commonwealth Law Group - Immigration Attorneys, we take each case personally, as if we are processing a case for one of our family members. This is the culture that has been instilled in our firm. We truly understand that this granting of this waiver truly affects your livelihood.
How do I know if I need a waiver?
First, one needs to know if they even require a waiver. A waiver is necessary before immigration allows you to apply for residency if:
- The person entered the country illegally or remained in the U.S after your visa has expired
- The person was convicted of a serious crime
- The person was deported from the United States in the past
Second, you need to analyze what type of waiver applies to you. In our experience, most people have come to our office after they have filed the wrong type of document, and their case has been denied. The following are the types of waivers and who they apply to:
- I-212 Deportation Waiver
- A prior deportation order may make a person ineligible to apply for residency in the U.S. A deportation waiver is necessary to waive the prior deportation to allow for successful approval of residency.
1. 1-601 Hardship Waiver
This waiver is available to those individuals applying for an U.S. Permanent Residency, but are barred in most cases because of illegal entry or were convicted of certain crimes.
2a. Waivers for entered the U.S. Illegally or Overstaying and on an Expired visa
The applicant in this case entered the country illegally or without inspection. A person in this case would require a waiver if they have overstayed for over 180 days, which is in most cases a “3-year bar” from the U.S. If the person overstayed for more than one year, then in most cases this is an automatic “10-year bar.”
2b. Waivers for Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude
In order to qualify for this waiver, the applicant is required to prove “extreme hardship” to a U.S. Citizen or Permanent resident spouse, child or parent. This waiver does not apply to those who are convicted of an aggravated felony or a served one year or more in prison.
2c. Waivers for Crimes that Occurred more than 15 years ago
In order to qualify for this waiver, the applicant is required to prove that they would not be a threat to the safety or welfare of others, and the person has been rehabilitated. The applicant is required to prove “extreme hardship” to a U.S. Citizen or Permanent resident spouse, child or parent. This waiver does not apply to those who are convicted of an aggravated felony or a served one year or more in prison.
How do I qualify for an immigration waiver?
In its simplest terms, a waiver is based on extreme hardship to an immediate family member that is a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident. The individuals can be:
- Husband or wife
You can process your waiver without leaving the U.S
Most people do not understand this, but you can have your waiver processed before you leave the country. We have encountered numerous persons who have been sent by their "notario' or inexperienced office in order to attend the visa appointment in their home country. However, without a pre-approval of the waiver, they faced 5-10 year automatic bars from re-entering the U.s
Pursuant to USCIS, certain immigrant visa applicants who are spouses, children and parents of U.S. citizens (immediate relatives) can apply for provisional unlawful presence waivers before they leave the United States.
The provisional unlawful presence waiver process allows individuals, who only need a waiver of inadmissibility for unlawful presence, to apply for a waiver in the United States and before they depart for their immigrant visa interviews at a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad.
If you want an experienced immigration attorney who dedicates every day to processing immigration waivers, come to our firm today. Our staff is eager to assist you, so call Commonwealth Law Group - Immigration Attorneys to set up your initial consultation.
grate lawyers. very efficient, helping me process my green card, and legal status.
Joe Luna really helped us with an issue we had with Canada. Gave us sound advice and we really appreciated his helpfulness. Would highly recommend his practice.
Quiero dar gracias a al abogado Joe Luna , es muy profesional el me aludo a hacer mi ciudadanía en menos de 6meses fue muy fácil, mi entrevista fue muy fácil y rápida el estuvo presente conmigo durante la entrevista. Gracias
A million Thanks to Commonwealth Law Group!
A million Thanks to Commonwealth Law Group, in behalf of my wife and myself, in resolving my Immigration issues, now i can sleep well and put everything behind. Once again a big thank you for your help Sincerely PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!
Professional and honest Immigration Lawyers.
I had a very complicated immigration case and at times it looked like my dream of holding a Green Card was an impossible dream. But the attorney team of CLG never gave up on my case and kept on pushing it forward. They know every immigration law in the book and they will fight for you until the issue is resolved. Now I have my Green Card and I was able to visit my family for the first time in many years. Thank you, CLG team!
Best experience I've ever had by far. They really care about the situation your in and give great attention to the matter. Really put my faith in these guys and they delivered thank you guys!
Everyone was very helpful, friendly and professional in handling my file.
My family is together thanks to Commonwealth Law Group!!
I contacted Commonwealth law group after my husband was deported. They immediately met with me and started working on my husband's case.I am extremely satisfied with there work they understood what me and my family was going thru and helped me in every way possible, needless to say we have been reunited my. Husband is home and we couldn't be happier thank you so much to the entire staff of Commonwealth Law Group
I highly recommend this law group they never left me alone during my process of DACA ,they told me everything I need it since the beginning of my process answering every question I had about this process.
Permanent Resident Card
Found them after doing some researches online, me and my husband went here as soon as it was made legally possible for a gay couple to get married. I was born and raised in another country, but I was here in the States LEGALLY. They seemed knowledgeable on procedures and steps to take, our case was not complex as might some others could be. Every step we took was right, from the beginning to the final interview, except a really minor mistake when first filed the papers. Another minor thing I was not terribly happy about was their timing in answering when u had a question or something u might could have needed, but it seems reasonable when u also consider the amount of cases they had in that period. Services fees are on the high end, but you get what u pay for.
I now have my Green Card!
I cant say enough about my attorneys. I had been to 2 different attorneys who messed up my case. It had taken about 7 years in trying to get my papers. So everyone was telling me that nothing could be done and basically I had to live without any protection until I was deported. So a friend recommended me to this office and they actually spent time learning my case before they even charged me. When they called me back and told me that they could help, I didnt believe it. But I had heard they were really good and so I went with this office. Right away they started working on my case and fixing what the other attorneys had done. Finaly, after a year with my new attorneys, they fixed everything and they got my green card!. I couddnt believe it and I started crying. My whole life I have been waiting for this moment. It was like my dreams had come true that day. I want to especially thank all of the workers at the office who helped with when I had questions. Thank you Thank Thank You
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