The § 237(a)(1)(H) waiver is a humanitarian waiver for certain individuals who have been placed in deportation proceedings and charged with fraud or misrepresentation. Its function is essentially a form of relief from removal and or deportation. It considers and allows you to defend yourself against alleged fraud or misrepresentation when admitted into The United States. In order to apply for a 237(a)(1)(H) waiver the respondent must come before an immigration court and request this relief. If the waiver is granted, the applicant is safe from removal which results in termination of proceedings. So who is eligible?
the spouse, parent, son, or daughter of a citizen of the United States or of an alien lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence; and
Also consider, a deceased parent or child is not usually able to be a qualifying relative. There are very specific instances in certain states that consider deceased relatives in specific cases.
There are a few instances where the fraud or misinterpretation can be applied under this waiver.
This waiver, on the other hand, does not apply to people who were already otherwise inadmissible into the country due to other crimes, deportations, or unlawful restrictions.
This waiver once submitted is up to the discretion of the judge to weight the respondent’s actions in the court of law. Hardship does not have to be considered when the judge is deciding to grant this waiver. We at the Law Offices of Cindy Ramjattan Paul can advise you on whether you qualify for this waiver. For more information please do not hesitate to contact us at (973)542-0200.