California Immigration Attorneys
An individual who is ineligible for admission into the United States may still be able to enter through an I-601 Waiver. However, in order to receive an I-601 Waiver, the applicant must be able to prove extreme hardship as a result of being away from his or her spouse or family.
Some common reasons that an I-601 Waiver needs to be filed, is if the immigrant:
1) Has a criminal record
2) Has committed immigration fraud
3) Has lived in the United States for more than 180 days without documentation and must go abroad or is currently abroad
4) Has been deported
5) Has a communicable disease
To find out more about applying for an I-601 waiver, contact an experienced immigration attorney at the San Francisco law firm of Wiley & Jobson. Call us now at 415-627-9161.
Proving Extreme Hardship
Before an individual can be approved for an I-601 waiver, he or she must be able to demonstrate that being away from the United States (and subsequently, his or her spouse or family), is causing extreme hardship. A few examples of extreme hardship include:
- Having a spouse in the United States that is suffering from a severe medical condition
- Being away from children living in the United States
- Being unable to provide care for a disabled family member living in the United States
- Living in a country where personal safety is at risk
- Needing medical care that is not available in current country of residence
- Facing religious or political persecution in a home country
Our firm focuses 100% on immigration law, and has helped thousands of immigrants live and work in the United States. We are dedicated to making your immigration process as smooth as possible.