If you are facing deportation or removal proceedings and need legal assistance applying for a stand- alone 212(h) Waiver to avoid being deported, you should contact me at my firm for reliable and competent legal representation. I have represented many individuals in removal proceedings before Immigration Judges as well as successfully winning many cases with the Board of Immigration Appeals. Serving clients throughout Houston, as well as individuals from all over the country, you can rest assured that I will remain dedicated to helping your case.
A 212(h) Waiver removes certain criminal grounds of inadmissibility to this country per immigration law. In certain instances, a lawful permanent resident can be placed in removal proceedings if they travel outside of the United States after been convicted of certain offenses. If granted, it removes inadmissibility for crimes of moral turpitude, an offense of simple possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana, multiple criminal convictions where the total of the sentences were 5 or more years, and other criminal offenses.
Under 212(c) those individuals placed in removal proceedings due to criminal convictions can seek a Waiver of the conviction and avoid being deported for this reason. The Waiver is specifically for lawful permanent residents. The date the deportation proceedings were initiated and the date of the conviction are very important. The judge will weigh the favorable versus non-favorable evidence in your case to determine whether or not your application under this Waiver should be granted.
Favorable factors may include equities such as your family ties to this country, whether you have been steadily employed, length of residence in the country, ownership of property, witness testimony and affidavits made on your behalf, and more. After considering all of the evidence, the Immigration Judge will make a decision at his discretion.
If you or a family member is in deportation or removal hearings, you can get competent legal help from me and my firm at The Law Office of Tony E. Parada. I have extensive experience and understanding of the deportation process and all immigration court proceedings and focus my legal practice on deportation defense. If you are in deportation or removal proceedings based on a criminal conviction, you may be eligible for relief from deportation. The facts of your criminal case will determine whether or not you can seek relief under these Waivers. I recommend that you call my firm as soon as possible so that we can discuss your case. I serve clients throughout Houston as well as other parts of the country.