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Houston 212(h) Waiver Attorney in Texas

What is a 212(H) Waiver?

A 212(h) waiver allows the U.S. Attorney General to waive certain offenses that would make one inadmissible. It is typically used as a waiver of inadmissibility after deportation. One may apply for a 212(h) waiver when applying for an adjustment of status, emigrating through consular processing, or entering at a border crossing.

Schedule a consultation with our Houston 212(h) waiver lawyer at (713) 597-5642 today.

To determine if you qualify for a 212(h) waiver, you can turn to Galaviz Law Firm, PLLC. Our Houston immigration lawyer is well-equipped to handle all of your legal issues regarding immigration, including 212(h) waivers and other legal defense against deportation. Our firm offers one-on-one service where you will never be referred to a paralegal for help. We are dedicated to providing you with responsive and competent personal assistance.

What Crimes May be Waived in a 212(h) Waiver?

The requirements and scenarios for obtaining a 212(h) waiver can be complex and confusing.

The following crimes can be waived under this process, allowing you to re-enter the country after being removed:

  • Crimes considered to be of moral turpitude
  • Multiple convictions that led to imprisonment of five or more years
  • Prostitution
  • Crimes for which immunity from prosecution was involved
  • A one-time offense of simple marijuana possession

Crimes for which you would be ineligible for a 212(h) waiver include murder, attempted murder, and crimes involving torture. Other qualifications for this waiver vary depending on whether you entered the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident or whether you adjusted your status to permanent residency after entering and living here.

Skilled Legal Help for Those Who Wish to Re-Enter the U.S.

If you or a loved one has been deported and need a 212(h) waiver, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your case. We can evaluate your situation to determine how best to proceed on your behalf. If you are inadmissible to this country based on any other grounds, we can initiate legal action to help you seek a favorable outcome.

We are available at (713) 597-5642 to schedule a case review today. You can also contact us online.

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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 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 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 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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