I-601 Overview

May Law Group, LLC, is a national immigration law firm with offices in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New York. May Law Group has an outstanding reputation for its dedication to excellence in the practice of immigration law. Our firm represents clients in all areas of immigration law including business immigration, family immigration, physician and executive immigration, and immigration waivers. May Law Group has extensive experience in national interest waiver, alien of extraordinary ability, and outstanding professor and researcher petitions.

The attorneys at May Law Group are dedicated to being accessible to our clients. We frequently work evenings and weekends and are committed to providing personal attention to each client. The immigration lawyers at May Law Group are committed to providing the highest quality legal services to our clients and to continue our outstanding record of approval for our immigration waiver cases.

Many of our cases involve complex immigration legal issues involving waivers of the ten year bar for unlawful presence, fraud, and crimes as well as applications for permission to reapply following removal from the United States. We have successfully obtained approvals in many immigration cases which were previously denied prior to our engagement as counsel. May Law Group welcomes challenging cases and has obtained approval for cases involving some of the most difficult issues in immigration waiver law.

Valerie L. May, the founder of May Law Group, graduated with honors from both Chatham College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She was a member of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Law Review and is admitted to the bars of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. May has been interviewed by many media sources as an authority on immigration law, including the New York Times, Associated Press, Pittsburgh Business Times, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, KDKA Radio, and Fox Radio.

An I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, is filed to permit an alien who has been denied admission to the United States to gain admission under certain circumstances. This waiver is based on extreme hardship to United States citizen or lawful permanent resident relatives of the alien which would result if the alien's inadmissibility cannot be waived.

Each waiver case is very specific to the circumstances of each alien and their family. Additionally, all I-601 waivers are discretionary, and require the alien to establish their eligibility based on statutory grounds and, further, establish the alien merits an exercise of favorable discretion by the appropriate immigration authorities. Therefore, it is always wise to consult with an immigration attorney who specializes in I-601 waivers before beginning the complicated process of filing an I-601 Waiver. Valerie May, our lead immigration attorney, will be able to consult with you regarding every detail of your situation to advise and assist you in preparing an properly crafted I-601 Waiver Application with the best chance of success. Our I-601 checklists are individually tailored to each client's case, and we believe our process is unique among immigration law firms. We have successfully prepared numerous I-601 applications for applicants in the United States and abroad.

While each case is fact specific, the following information provides a general overview of the I-601 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility process and qualifications.

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