Waivers available in Removal Proceedings:
212 (c) Waiver:
Repealed by Congress on April 1, 1997, but still available to lawful permanent residents convicted of certain crimes before this date. This waiver has the potential to waive most crimes, including “aggravated felonies” in many instances.
212 (h) Waiver:
Generally, this waiver is able to waive the effects of certain types of criminal convictions, including: theft, burglary, forgery, domestic assault, possession of marijuana under 30 grams, and resisting arrest. This waiver is dependent on a variety of circumstances including: how long ago the relevant offense occurred, length and nature of sentence, whether or not the alien has U.S. citizen or permanent resident relatives, and whether or not these relatives would suffer from extreme hardship if the alien were to be deported.
212 (i) Waiver:
This waiver usually is used to waive the effects of fraud or misrepresentation by an alien seeking a visa, United States admission or anther immigration benefit. Like other waivers, the alien is required to show that U.S. citizen or permanent resident relatives would suffer from extreme hardship if the alien were to be deported.