Inadmissibility means that the non-citizen would not be allowed to re-enter the country once you have left--this goes for illegal immigrants and legal immigrants.
As you can see, inadmissibility is a serious repercussion for those who have been convicted of certain crimes. Although inadmissibility is different and less serious than immigration consequences, it still can change one’s life tremendously.
If one is inadmissible, this means that you are not allowed to receive any sort of advantage from immigration authorities, such as an adjustment to your migrant status if you are a non-citizen. Below you will find some of the factors that you will be unable to do if you are inadmissible:
Re-enter the country once you have left--even if you have a U.S. visa or are a lawful permanent resident
- 1 Become a U.S. citizen
- 2 Apply for permanent residence
- 3 Apply for an adjustment of status, which is changing from an illegal immigration to a legal immigrant
It is important to note that the inadmissibility law is very harsh, especially when it comes to any drug crimes. Since drug use is such a commonality, the laws that are imposed result in very harsh consequences. However, in the state of California, Proposition 64 has legalized restricted use and sale of recreational marijuan. This means that the list of inadmissible drug crimes in the state of California has certainly shortened due to this law passing.
Additionally, when it comes to drug trafficking, it is also important to know that even if immigration authorities know or “reasonably believe” that you have been involved in trafficking drugs, you can still become inadmissible even without conviction.
If you or a loved one has any questions regarding the crimes that can result in inadmissibility, do not hesitate to reach out to us. We fully understand immigration law and are always happy to help those in need.
If you have been convicted of any of these crimes, you need to get in contact with a criminal and immigration lawyer as soon as possible. We will do whatever it takes to help our clients, as we are aggressive, determined, and extremely knowledgeable attorneys with an abundance of experience in criminal immigration cases.