Fraud or Misrepresentation Waiver I-601

Portland Fraud Waiver Attorney

We Can Help You Overcome Inadmissibility

When United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) rules you inadmissible due to suspected fraud or misrepresentation, you will be permanently barred from entering the United States. You will also be unable to obtain any immigration benefits you might otherwise qualify for, including green cards.

Being ruled inadmissible is a devastating outcome for any immigrant hoping to live and work in the U.S. with their family. Inadmissibility on the grounds of fraud or misrepresentation can sometimes be overcome. Our Portland fraud waiver lawyer can determine whether you qualify for the I-601 waiver.

This form allows some inadmissible immigrants to circumvent a lifetime ban. At Sarpa Law, our attorney has over 15 years of experience and can help you explore all available legal solutions when you have been ruled inadmissible on these grounds. We are invested in your success and will do everything possible to deliver the results you need.

Give our team a call at (541) 262-6677 or contact us online today. We have offices in Medford & the Portland Area.

Understanding Inadmissibility on the Grounds of Fraud and Misrepresentation

You are always required to be entirely truthful when communicating with USCIS.

This means that you must be completely honest when:

  • Preparing applications
  • Requesting extensions
  • Responding to Requests for Evidence (RFE)
  • And meeting with government agents

Every document and piece of evidence you include with your application packages must be genuine.

What Is Willful Misrepresentation?

“Willful misrepresentation” occurs in the context of immigration when someone procured or sought to procure an immigration benefit by willfully making a false representation to a government official or agency regarding a material fact. “Fraud” shares the same definition except the person must have also intended to deceive the government official and, if applicable, that official believed and acted upon the false representation.

When USCIS discovers that someone behaved fraudulently or engaged in willful misrepresentation, they have the right to revoke the benefit that was illegitimately acquired or deny the benefit being sought. USCIS can also decide someone has committed fraud or willful misrepresentation even if they are not successful in obtaining the sought benefit.

Merely seeking to commit fraud or will misrepresentation is enough to trigger inadmissibility. Individuals that commit fraud or willful misrepresentation are permanently barred from reentering the United States. The only way to circumvent inadmissibility in this scenario is to obtain a waiver through Form I-601. Our Portland fraud waiver lawyer can evaluate your situation and assess your eligibility

If you or a loved one has been ruled inadmissible due to allegations of fraud or misrepresentation, do not hesitate to contact us online or you can either call our Medford office at (541) 262-6677 or our Portland office at (503) 755-5587 to discuss your options.

How Form I-601 Works in Cases Involving Fraud or Misrepresentation

The I-601 waiver is only available to certain qualifying individuals that have close relatives in the United States. If the waiver is granted, the recipient will be permitted to reenter the United States and obtain the immigration benefit they were seeking before being ruled inadmissible. If they are already inside the United States, the waiver will permit their underlying application to be approved if they otherwise qualify.

To be eligible for the I-601 fraud/misrepresentation waiver, petitioners must have an immediate relative that is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident – a parent or spouse. A child does not qualify. Certain exceptions apply to VAWA self-petitioners. You must demonstrate that this U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident immediate relative will suffer “extreme hardship” if you are removed and/or are not able to return to the United States.

How Is Extreme Hardship Determined?

When determining whether someone will suffer “extreme hardship,” USCIS will evaluate anticipated impacts to their:

  • Health
  • Finances
  • Education
  • General Well-Being
  • Any Other Relevant Element

In other words, you must convince USCIS that the consequences that the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident will suffer from in your absence warrant overlooking your fraud or misrepresentation. You will need to provide ample supporting evidence and a compelling argument to support your claims of extreme hardship.

What Is the Processing Time for Form I-601?

You should also expect to wait after submitting Form I-601. Many applicants wait a long duration for a decision from USCIS, but processing times vary. If the waiver is granted, it will remain in effect indefinitely, and you will be able to obtain the immigration benefit you need to reenter or remain with your U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident immediate relative.

Persuasively proving “extreme hardship” is often difficult, but our team at Sarpa Law can help. Our Portland fraud waiver lawyer can prepare Form I-601 and advise how best to frame your case. We are committed to helping you continue your immigration journey and will pursue every option that allows you to remain in the United States with your family.

Schedule a consultation with our team by calling (541) 262-6677 or contacting us online. We offer our legal services in English and Spanish.

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