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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Waiver for Lying to Authorities


     Let's face it:  sometimes a lie (known in immigration as a willful misrepresentation) slips out.  Maybe the officer at the airport asked the purpose of entry and the foreign national said a trip to Disney when in reality he had the wedding ring for his U.S. citizen fiancee in his pocket.  Worse:  maybe the foreign national fraudulently obtained a driver's license.  If the immigration authorities discover these lies, the foreign national is inadmissible, which means s/he cannot enter the country or cannot become a legal permanent resident (LPR).
     Fortunately, a waiver is sometimes available for these mess-ups.  If the foreign national is the spouse or son or daughter of a U.S. citizen or LPR and s/he can establish EXTREME hardship to that other person, the misrepresentation will be -- in a manner of speaking -- forgiven and overlooked.  If the foreign national is in removal proceedings, the Immigration Judge may have the authority to grant a waiver for fraud that occurred some time ago.
     The waiver is also available to a Violence Against Women Act self-petitioner if s/he demonstrates extreme hardship either to her/himself or a US citizen or LPR parent or child.

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