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212(h) Waiver Application
212(h) Waiver Application

Waiver for Criminal Grounds of Inadmissibility What is a 212(h) waiver? 212(h) waivers are used for people who have criminal convictions and are “inadmissible” to the United States. “Inadmissible” means an applicant is physically present in the United States, but he or she ...

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