Drug-Related Grounds of Criminal Inadmissibility into the United States

If a foreign national triggers one of the US immigration drug-related criminal grounds of inadmissibility (section 212(a)(2) of the Immigration & Nationality Act), he or she could be permanently barred from entering the US. Most drug-related criminal inadmissibility is potentially waivable for non-immigrant visas. Many of those who have been convicted of drug offenses, however,…