Canadian Granted Waiver of InadmissibilityPublished: Feb 12, 2008 By: Robert D. Kolken Source: My Source
Our Canadian citizen client is inadmissible to the United States for having made a false claim to United States citizenship when previously attempting to be admitted to the United States, and had been convicted in U.S. District Court as a result. In addition, he had been previously ordered Excluded by an Immigration Judge, and was also inadmissible as a result of his unlawful presence in the United States for a year or more. He wished to come to the United States as a visitor to visit family members.
We applied for a nonimmigrant waiver of inadmissibility on his behalf and supported the application with a legal brief and numerous exhibits reflecting favorably on his character. We pointed out that the conviction did not render him inadmissible due to the “petty offense exception. The Application was filed with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the nonimmigrant waiver was granted.