Inadmissibility & Deportability

3rd Edition
ILRC Staff Attorneys
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Newly expanded 3rd Edition now available! Inadmissibility & Deportability is a practical and easy to use manual for beginning immigration attorneys, paralegals, non-profit community based organizations and other advocates on the grounds of inadmissibility, deportability and waivers. Written in plain English and filled with explanatory examples, charts, tips, samples and practical suggestions, this guide covers the essential topics for representing immigrant clients, including:

  • Health-related inadmissibility grounds
  • Alien smuggling
  • Visa fraud
  • Document fraud
  • False claims to citizenship
  • Public charge
  • Unlawful presence, three-year bars, ten-year bars
  • Permanent bars
  • Past removals
  • Criminal records
  • Crimes involving moral turpitude
  • Petty offense and youth exceptions
  • Aggravated felonies
  • Drug offenses
  • Discretionary waivers
  • Extreme hardship
  • Waiver procedures

By clearly outlining the grounds of inadmissibility and deportability as well as the waivers available to overcome them, this resource should be a first step to provide clients with quality legal services in obtaining immigration status or avoiding removal.


  • Easy-to-use reference for the most common grounds of inadmissibility and deportability
  • Important new updates to the criminal grounds of admissibility and deportability
  • Up-to-date discussion of the categorical approach in immigration proceedings, with consideration of the Supreme Court holdings in Moncrieffe v. Holder and Descamps v. United States
  • Clearly outlined process for the new provisional waiver for unlawful presence
  • Includes a sample waiver argument, charts, tips, samples and practical suggestions