Determined & Skilled Immigration Defense

Waiver of Inadmissibility

San Jose Immigration Defense Lawyer

As a lawful permanent resident, you are subject to inadmissibility or deportation for the commission of aggravated felonies or crimes involving moral turpitude. Many federal felonies are classified as aggravated felonies or crimes involving moral turpitude.

These may include:

  • Identity theft
  • Fraud
  • Alien smuggling
  • Social security fraud
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Perjury
  • Sexual abuse of a minor
  • Major theft crimes and burglary
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug sales and trafficking
One or more convictions for these or other crimes can trigger a deportation. In some cases, you may seek a waiver of inadmissibility under INA Section 212(h) to prevent your convictions from being used against you at your deportation hearing. You need a San Jose immigration defense attorney who is a determined and talented litigator to fight for a waiver of inadmissibility for you.

Qualification to Seek a 212(h) Waiver of Inadmissibility

Some basic conditions you must meet in order to apply for a waiver include:
  • You have permanent resident status
  • You have been in the U.S. continuously for 7 years with a green card
  • You have not been convicted of terrorism or threats to national security
  • You have not served 5 years in prison for an aggravated felony
  • You have not been convicted of a firearms offense

Immigration Defense Attorney in San Jose

Immigration litigation, whether at the federal court or administrative level, is very serious. You need a law firm that you can rely on to effectively fight to keep you family together. For years, Daniel Shanfield, Esq. Immigration Defense has provided dedicated representation to immigrants and their families in the San Jose area. The firm has a stellar reputation, and is rated "superb" and "outstanding" by prestigious attorney rating services As a former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service prosecutor and litigator, Daniel has unique insight which drives his defense strategy.
We understand what is at stake and work tirelessly to protect our client's residency status. If you are facing deportation and need a waiver of inadmissibility, talk with an immigration defense attorney at our firm.

Contact a San Jose immigration defense lawyerat our firm if you seek a waiver of inadmissibility.

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  • “The outcome of their professionalism and expertise resulted in my deportation case being dismissed.”


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