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Fraud or Misrepresentation

US_Flag_Backlit.jpgThere are many grounds of inadmissibility that can prevent someone from being granted a visa, green card or entry to the United States. This post examines one of the four most common grounds of inadmissibility – fraud or misrepresentation.

Under INA ยง 212(a)(6)(C)(i), any person who fraudulently or willfully misrepresents a material fact when they apply for a visa, green card or other type of document to enter the United States is inadmissible.

The US Attorney General has the discretion to waive inadmissibility due to misrepresentation or fraud if the immigrant is the immediate relative of a US citizen if the immigrant can prove that refusal of admission would cause extreme hardship to the US citizen. If the immigrant is a lawful permanent resident, the alien must prove that refusal of admission would cause extreme hardship to their lawful permanent resident spouse or parent.

Call us today for a free consultation at (312) 829-2465 if you have any questions or concerns about whether you qualify for an I-601 provisional waiver.