Nonimmigrant Waiver Approved In Only Four MonthsPublished: Feb 2, 2009 Source: My Source
Our client is a Canadian citizen. He is inadmissible to the United States as a result of two convictions, one for breaking and entering and theft, and the other for possession of stolen property. Both convictions are over twenty years old. He also has a conviction for driving while impaired, which does not render him inadmissible.
Five years ago, he attempted to enter the United States and Immigration Court Proceedings were instituted against him to have him barred from the U.S. for life as a result of his convictions. We conceded his inadmissibility in open court and requested that he be allowed to withdraw his application for admission to the U.S., which request was granted by the Immigration Judge, thereby sparing him the issuance of an Order Of Removal, which has a life of five years.
Three years later we applied for a nonimmigrant waiver of his inadmissibility so that he could be admitted to the U.S. like any other Canadian. The waiver was granted for multiple entries for a period of one year. In September, we submitted a renewal application, which was approved for a period of two years. It only took four months to receive the approval. Hopefully, he will be granted the full five year approval period when we submit his next application.