I-601 waiver approved. Green Card and Criminal Convictions. I-601 waiver approved. Green Card and Criminal Convictions.
Removal of criminal aliens has always been a priority for the U.S. Government. While immigration laws restrict a non-citizen with criminal convictions from obtaining immigration benefits, Congress provided forms of relief from this oftentimes unduly harsh results.
A § 212(h) waiver (commonly known as I-601 Waiver) forgives several of the criminal grounds of inadmissibility, such as one or more convictions for a CIMT, a single conviction of simple possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana, and even a conviction for an aggravated felony of an immigrant that was never admitted for lawful permanent residency.