Just this week, the SRW Border team received an approval notice from the Admissibility Review Office (ARO) confirming that our client’s third I-192 waiver application had been approved!
Our client requires this non-immigrant waiver because he is inadmissible to the United States under INA §212 for a 1994 conviction for Accessory After the Fact and Theft Over $1,000 under the Canadian Criminal Code. Despite the fact that it has been over eighteen years since this foreign conviction, he continues to require a non-immigrant waiver to enter the U.S. (the passage of time does not abolish or forgive his conviction under U.S. immigration law).
In adjudicating I-192 waiver applications, the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) has articulated three factors to be considered by the ARO: (1) the risk of harm to society if the applicant is admitted; (2) the seriousness of the applicant’s immigration or criminal law violations; and (3) the nature of the applicant’s reasons for wishing to enter the United States. Click the following link for additional information on I-192 waivers: Form I-192.
When preparing his waiver renewal application, we prepared a thorough legal brief which addressed the factors set forth by the BIA and applied the factors to our clients situation. Specifically, we explained the clients background and the circumstances that led to his being inadmissible to the U.S., highlighted his successful rehabilitation and remorse for his actions, confirmed his previous waiver approvals and ongoing compliance with U.S. immigration laws, and explained his continued desire to enter the U.S. to see his family. Our client can now continue entering the U.S. for business visitor and leisure activities.