Some potential applicants for permanent residence face certain barriers to being approved. Some of the most common roadblocks include entering the United States without permission, or remaining in the United States beyond the expiration of a visa. Some people qualify to ask for a waiver of the grounds that make them ineligible for permanent residence.
This area of immigration law has some complexities, and it is best to consult with an immigration lawyer about your particular situation.
Under the “Resources” section of our website, we have some brief documents that outline various aspects of Immigration Law.