Nonimmigrant Waiver Granted Despite Recency of Convictions.Published: Jan 4, 2011 2:30 pm
Our client is a Canadian citizen. He is employed in the family business. Two years ago he was convicted of Assault with a Weapon, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and two counts of Failure to Comply with Undertaking. He was separately sentenced to probation and a fine on all charges.
As a result of the Controlled Substance conviction, he is inadmissible to the United States for life. He retained us because he wished to come to the United States on occasion for both business and pleasure.
We prepared and submitted an Application for a Nonimmigrant Waiver of Inadmissibility, supported by a legal brief and documentation showing complete rehabilitation. Notwithstanding the fact that the Admissibility Review Office of U. S. Customs and Border Protection prefers to have at least five years elapse between the date of a conviction and approval of a waiver, our presentation persuaded them to grant the Waiver of Inadmissibility for multiple entries.