Lied to CIS or the Consulate? Misrepresentation Waivers

Lied to CIS or the Consulate? Misrepresentation Waivers

Lied about your work experience on H-1B forms?
Using someone else’s passport to enter the U.S.?
Lied to CBP about your last entry? Lied to the Consulate about how long you have been in the U.S.?
 Lied about the existence of a crime?


There are so many ways to get yourself in trouble with U.S. Immigration agencies. One of the most serious ones is lying. Let us help you figure out if what you’ve done can bar you for life and how we can help.

Even if you are married to a U.S. citizen and have a green card waiting for you at a Consulate abroad but have lied on former visa paperwork or lied to a Consulate, USCIS, or Customs and Border Protection officer and that lie cut off the line of questioning that if the truth was known, you would never been oh granted a visa or entry into the U.S., you could be stuck with the misrepresentation bar of inadmissibility. This is a lifetime bar and is only waivable through a detailed, persuasive waiver.

The waiver is filed by a U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse or U.S. citizen or permanent resident parent who will suffer extreme hardship if you are not allowed to obtain a green card. This type of waiver can be very difficult and frankly, impossible, for some people, though, who do not have this “qualifying relative” needed for the waiver. For example, a parent could be sponsored by an adult child but the parent has no U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse or parents of their own that are needed for the waiver. Sometimes when you know a waiver is not available to you, when it comes down to it, arguing that the lie wasn’t “material” –  that if Immigration did know the truth, it would not have made a difference in whether or not you were issued a visa or allowed to enter the United States, is the only way to save your case and to avoid the charge of misrepresentation.

These are complicated situations and you need immigration attorneys who are experienced in helping you decipher the alleged fraud and whether there is a way to fight the inadmissibility charge and if not, how to help you receive an approved waiver. We understand that desperate situations in immigrants’ home countries often lead to making desperate choices including lying on paperwork or lying to a consulate or government official to obtain an immigration benefit or entry into the U.S. Let us help you explain the circumstances that led you to that desperate choice and help you put together a strong misrepresentation waiver.

For more information about how we may be able to help you with your fraud waiver, click here or call us at 213.627.8997 today to book a detailed Case Evaluation appointment with an experienced family and removal immigration attorney.