I-601 Waiver Approved: 02/22/2019
Welcome to the Ranchod Law Group weekly immigration update to get your questions answered. The following video addresses the I-601 Waiver for those with criminal convictions. Call us at 916-613-3553
So a question that we get in a case that we often do is I 601 a waiver and i-601 waiver but specifically what do you do if you have a crime.
In this video, Immigration Attorney Kaushik Ranchod of The Ranchod Law Group shares a recent success story with his audience and followers interested in knowing more about the I-601 Waiver. Kaushik illustrates a recent case his team of immigration attorneys got approved.
In this specific situation described by Kaushik in the video, he describes the scenario in which a client from Southeast Asia and in her situation she had a crime of moral turpitude. in addition, client had two other previous criminal convictions.
From a legal standpoint Moral turpitude is a concept that refers to an act or behavior that gravely violates the sentiment or accepted standard of the community. A conviction for a crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT) causes a person to be inadmissible to the United States under section 212(a)(2)(a)(i) of the INA (Immigration and Nationality Act).
Kaushik, expert Immigration Attorney, explains how The Ranchod Law Group successful in getting this I-601 Waiver approved. Before providing the details of this specific case, it is important to underline how each case is unique: in fact, The Ranchod Law Group got the case approved however, even though it was approved, there is no guarantee that other future cases involving I-601 Waivers, including yours, would be approved. It is important to keep in mind that every case is different.
I-601 Waivers and Extreme Hardship
So specifically in the situation in which this client from Southeast Asia with criminal convictions, the way that we were successful and got the approval was by demonstrating extreme hardship to the U.S. citizen fiancee.
The approval was achieved, thanks to the hard and meticulous work of this team of immigration attorneys in Sacramento California. The facts were presented in a detailed legal brief, our Hardship Waiver Matrix, that demonstrated the extreme hardship to the U.S. citizen and illustrated all the extreme hardships that the U.S. citizen would face.
Therefore, if you have a criminal conviction, depending upon what the criminal conviction is, Kaushik and his team may be able to get an an I-601 waiver approval in your specific case.
Typically, this may occur when your spouse or fiancée is residing abroad and you as a US citizen are filing for an I-601 waiver on their behalf.
If you have a similar situation or other questions related to I-601 Waivers, give us a call on (916) 613-3553. You can call or post your question below.
The details of this Case
In order to win the case we had to prove client’s U.S. citizen fiancé would suffer exceptional hardship if her Waiver were denied.
In order to prove the hardship The Ranchod Law Group argued that due to his ties to the U.S., his career, his medical needs, and the country conditions abroad, relocation would result in exceptional hardship.
Our Client had two prior criminal convictions.
We are so happy and honored to have been able to help this couple begin this new stage of their life together in the U.S.
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