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Immigration Disqualification Assistance in Texas

Certain immigrants may be disqualified to seek entrance to or to remain in the U.S. based on various grounds established by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). These individuals are considered to be removable through deportation. The best way to prevent deportation in this case is through a Waiver of Inadmissibility.

If you or a loved one has been found inadmissible, seek legal help as soon as possible. At Galaviz Law Firm, our family immigration lawyer can determine appropriate legal action after hearing your situation in a consultation. We can begin the process of applying for a waiver and guide you through the process.

We want to help you in remain in the country or be admitted legally. Our goal is to keep families together and help you achieve your dream of living and working in the United States.

Request an initial consultation by contacting our firm at (713) 597-5642.

Grounds for Inadmissibility

The INA establishes several grounds of inadmissibility to the United States.

Some common grounds of inadmissibility include:

  • Health - Can include carrying a significant communicable disease, failing to submit proof of vaccination, or having a physical or metal disorder that can pose a threat to safety
  • Crimes of moral turpitude (CIMT) - The individual committed an offense that is "base, vile or depraved," which can include murder, sexual assault, human trafficking, or fraud
  • Drug-Related Offenses - Covers violations of any U.S. or foreign drug law, as well as drug trafficking or evidence of drug abuse
  • Multiple Criminal Offenses - Includes at least two convictions with aggregate sentences of at least five years, excepting most political offenses
  • Traffickers and Beneficiaries of Trafficking - In addition to those engaging in drug or human trafficking, also covers certain family members who knowingly benefited from trafficking activities
  • Prostitution - Includes those engaging in, procuring, or knowingly benefiting from prostitution

Some inadmissibility factors have inherent exceptions, meaning they can be waived without requesting a specific waiver. Some factors also cannot be waived under any circumstances. Many, however, do have specific waivers available.

Waivers of Inadmissibility

Waivers of Inadmissibility applies to inadmissible individuals seeking entry to the U.S. on an immigrant visa or those seeking an Adjustment of Status who are already here. Examples of available waivers include those for unlawful presence, immigration fraud, and alien smuggling.

Inadmissibility is generally based on the following factors:

  • Health issues, such as having a communicable disease or other physical or mental disorder
  • Criminal convictions for specific crimes, such as those of moral turpitude, drug violations, prostitution, and more
  • Security issues, such as having been involved in terrorist activity or being a member of a totalitarian party
  • Immigration law violations, such as illegal entry, unlawful presence, immigration fraud, and alien smuggling
  • Miscellaneous grounds per INA law

Specific requirements must be fulfilled in each situation depending on why the individual was declared inadmissible in the first place. In many cases, the applicant must prove their spouse or family would suffer undue hardship should they be denied a waiver.

Bring Your Ineligibility Case to Us

Our firm focuses primarily on immigration law giving us a strong advantage in helping our clients. If you have been found ineligible to enter or stay in the U.S., we have the knowledge and determination to help you seek a successful conclusion through an appropriate waiver.

Call our waivers of inadmissibility attorney at Galaviz Law Firm, PLLC at (713) 597-5642 today. You can also contact us online.

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    Abraham J Galaviz

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    Abraham is very passionate about his work. He empathizes with Clients because he knows that his parents once traveled the same road his clients are now traveling. The people he helps all have a story behind them. He knows that his clients want the opportunity to work and have a better future. 

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The Results that Matter

  • Charge Reduced Released on Bond

    Judge grants a reasonable bond after proving client was not subject to mandatory detention for previous criminal history.

  • Charge Reduced Removal Defense / Adjustment of Status

    Case terminated and Lawful Permanent Resident status granted for the wife of U.S. Combat Veteran.

  • Case Dismissed Arrested for Possession of Marijuana

    Arrested for possession of 1,300 pounds of marijuana and in danger of deportation.

  • Lawful Permanent Resident Keeps Green Card Possession of 862 Pounds of Marijuana.

    Client was arrested and convicted of Possession of more than 800 pounds of Marijuana in the Rio Grand Valley, and sentenced to several years in State Jail.

  • Lawful Permanent Resident Status Won Alien in Possession of Firearm - Aggravated Felony

    Client was arrested and charged in Federal Court for the offense of Alien in Possession of a Firearm – an Aggravated Felony for immigration purposes.

  • Lawful Permanent Resident Keeps Green Card Medicaid Fraud - Loss was more than $10,000

    Immigration Officials placed Client in removal proceedings because she had previously been convicted of Medicaid Fraud – more than $10,000, which is an aggravated felony.

  • Lawful Permanent Resident Keeps Green Card Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Police Officer

    Immigration Officials placed Client in removal proceedings because of a previous conviction for – Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Police Officer.

  • Charges Dismissed Client Released from Custody Practice Area Removal Defense / Immigration Detention

    Accused with 3 DWI charges and in danger of being deported after being a permanent resident for 34 years.

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