Certain crimes may trigger an individual’s inadmissibility to the U.S. Examples of criminal grounds of inadmissibility include commission of a “crime of moral turpitude” (CIMT), certain controlled substances offenses, and having been convicted of two or more crimes. With the assistance of an experienced immigration attorney an individual falling into this classification may be able to obtain a I-601 Waivers for Crimes.
A CIMT is an amorphous legal concept which broadly means that anyone who has been convicted of or admits to having committed elements of certain crimes has committed a CIMT. Controlled substances offenses include any drug-related offense for which the individual was either convicted of or admitted to having committed certain elements of any crime related to a controlled substance as listed in a federal legal act. Finally, the commission of two or more crimes includes any offenses for which the combined time of sentencing was more than five years. This includes any conviction, even if for separate crimes that occurred on the same day or offense.
I-601 Waivers for Crimes and exceptions may apply to the criminal grounds of inadmissibility. However, these are complex areas of immigration law that require the analysis of skilled immigration counsel.
Surowitz Immigration, P.C.’s I-601 waivers for crimes attorneys have an accomplished history of favorable results in obtaining waivers for our clients. If you have questions about I-601 Waivers for Crimes and would like more information, contact us today.