Minnesota 212(c) Waivers Attorney


Are you a legal permanent resident of the United States of America who has been placed into removal proceedings due to past criminal activity? Hiring an attorney who is well versed and experienced in removal proceedings and deportation defense is crucial to the success of your case.  Tarshish Cody’s immigration attorneys care about you and your case.  Contact one of our experienced immigration attorneys directly at 952-361-5556.


You may be eligible to apply for a waiver of your convictions under section 212C of the Immigration and Nationality Act.  You may even be able to avoid being deported should you meet the following requirements:

  • You entered into a guilty plea to the crime before April 1, 1997
  • For the past five years, you have been a lawful permanent resident
  • You will be returning to a residence that is considered lawful and unrelinquished for a period of at least 7 consecutive years
  • You are currently not residing in the United States unlawfully due to a previous immigration offense
  • You have not been convicted of an offense involving firearms or aggravated felonies in which you have served time over 5 years

Please note: Approval of the 212C waiver is based on a case-by-case basis, whether you are eligible or not for this waiver.  The decision to grant or deny relief will ultimately be up to the discretion of the Immigration Judge, who will closely review the pros and cons of the factors listed within your application.


While the 212C Waiver may be considered discretionary, there are factors in which automatically make you ineligible to apply.  These factors include, but are not limited to:

  • Unlawful presence in the United States without being legally admitted or paroled;
  • If you have left and are currently located outside of the United States borders; and
  • You have illegally entered the country after deportation or removal proceedings.

Consult an Attorney

Our immigration attorneys understand that applying for relief under the 212C Waiver is a complex process that needs to be done thoroughly and accurately in order to be successful.  We can walk you through the application process and help you understand your rights.  If you are in removal and deportation proceedings and would like to learn more about the 212C Waiver, call and schedule your free appointment now at 952-361-5556 (or fill out the free case evaluation form below).  An immigration attorney will be ready to advise you.

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