At the Law Office of Jennifer L. Hennessey, a significant portion of our immigration practice is dedicated to family-based immigration. We understand the importance of bringing family members to the United States and reuniting them with their family or helping family members remain in the United States so they will not be separated from their loved ones. Some eligible family members may be able to adjust their status in the United States and other family members may be required to consular process in order to obtain lawful permanent residence in the United States (and get a “Green Card”). Family members fall into two categories: immediate relatives and the family preference category system.
In certain circumstances, family members will be required to file a waiver before they are able to adjust their status or obtain an immigrant visa. Waivers are required for certain immigration violations, previous deportations or certain criminal history. Some waivers can be filed while the individual is in the United States, while some waivers must be filed when the individual is outside of the United States.
The U.S. immigration laws and procedures are complex when determining whether a waiver is needed, whether is a person is eligible for a waiver and when to file the waiver. Contact our law firm to schedule a free consultation with our Sacramento immigration lawyer at (916) 295-7650 to discuss whether your family member can immigrate to the United States.