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Grounds of inadmissibility for immigration

On Behalf of | Apr 30, 2021 | Immigration |

People across the country apply to become lawful citizens of America for employment or personal reasons regularly. However, those who are filing for permanent residence in the country must demonstrate that they are not inadmissible from entering America.

There are various grounds of inadmissibility, according to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Inadmissibility due to health

Someone may be prohibited from entering the country is he or she has a communicable disease that has public health significance, such as infectious tuberculosis, has failed to receive vaccinations, or is a drug abuser.

Inadmissibility due to criminal reasons

If someone has multiple criminal convictions, is involved with drug trafficking or prostitution, or has committed a crime that goes against the accepted norms of morality owed to one another in society, he or she may not be allowed to enter or remain in the country.

Inadmissibility due to labor certification

Noncitizens who come to work in the country must receive a certificate from the Secretary of Labor that their employment will not negatively impact working conditions and wages of American citizens and that there are not enough people within the country who are able and qualified to do the same job.

Inadmissibility on the basis of misrepresentation

individuals who have misrepresented a material fact on one of their travel documents is not admissible into the country.

A finding of inadmissibility under one of the categories does not put an end to the immigration process. It is possible to apply for a waiver of inadmissibility, legal forgiveness, on the specific ground. To understand how one’s past might affect their future ability to pursue their career or join their family in America, it might be beneficial to consult an experienced attorney.