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What is a waiver and why might I require one in my immigration case?

On Behalf of | Mar 25, 2024 | Immigration

There are many reasons under United States different immigration laws that might make a person ineligible for legal entry into the United States.

There are also legal bars to non-citizens remaining in the United States or pursuing a different immigration status or permanent residency.

Fortunately, the laws also allow a number of waivers. The idea behind a waiver is to acknowledge that every immigrant’s situation is different.

In other words, the immigration system cannot account for all individual circumstances, but waivers allow officials to make individual exceptions to the standing rules to avoid unfair or harsh results that hurt people or families.

There are many different types of waivers that cover several different situations. An I-601 Waiver is an example.

Applying for and obtaining an immigration wavier can be complicated

Applying for and obtaining a waiver can be a very complicated legal matter. There are still a couple of points non-citizens in Florida should keep in mind.

First, a person must prove that they are eligible for a waiver. This means they must meet all the legal and procedural requirements for obtaining a waiver. It is not simply a matter of explaining one’s situation to the authorities in the hope of getting some leniency.

On the other hand, whether to grant or deny a waiver often depends at least in part on the judgment of immigration officials. A person wanting a waiver will have to make a convincing argument that it is in everyone’s best interest that they receive one.

A Florida resident who needs a waiver should make sure they know their options

Sometimes, getting a waiver can be the difference between being able to start or continue life in the United States and being denied entry or deported.

Since waivers are complicated and the stakes can be high, a Florida resident needing one should make sure they understand all their legal options and do what they legally need to do to protect their rights.