Why Do Green Cards Get Denied?

The application process for a green card can be complex, and if not handled correctly, it could lead to a denial of the highly coveted green card.

A green card can be denied for many reasons. The underlying petition could be denied if USCIS finds that a family relationship, such as a marriage, is not valid. This finding of marriage fraud, which leads to the denial of the green card, is very serious and could result in deportation.

There are many grounds of inadmissibility which could also result in a green card denial. Such grounds may be health-related, criminal convictions, fraud, terrorism, totalitarian party membership, polygamy, and unlawfully claiming U.S. citizenship. However, all is not lost as the underlying petition can be appealed and many grounds of admissibility can be overcome through the filing of certain waivers.

A waiver application is a complex process which can be difficult to have approved. With careful preparation and extensive legal and factual arguments, combined with proper documentation, the chances of success increase.

Keep in mind that an order of deportation may be a serious impediment to obtaining a green card. Once again, there are several options to overcome this burden through, for example, a Motion to Reopen and certain waivers.

Having an experienced immigration attorney assist you with your green card application is crucial to an approval. Your immigration attorney will be able to proactively avoid any issues as well as help you with an appeal, should your application be denied. Contact Revilla Law Firm, P.A., today at (305) 858-2323 for more information on how we can help you with all your immigration needs.