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Six Things You Need to Know about Stateside Processing of I-601A Waivers

Author: Laura Lichter on 01/04/2013   Starting March 4, 2013, certain relatives of American citizens who are in the country illegally and need a waiver of unlawful presence before being eligible for a green card can get a decision on their casebefore leaving the United States. For those who can take advantage of the new rule, this means …

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TOP 12 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PROVISIONAL WAIVER RULE – I-601A WAIVER

By Ruby L. Powers – Provisional Waiver Attorney – January 4, 2013 Final rule published January 3, 2013 and USCIS will start accepting I-601A waiver (provisional waivers) on March 4, 2013 Only applies if the applicant’s qualifying relative is a US citizen spouse or parent. Only applied if the applicant’s ground of inadmissibility will be …

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Immigration Law: Provisional Waiver Rule Effective March 4, 2013

The Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver has officially been approved and we expect it to be in motion no later than March 4, 2013. The public comment period on the regulation ended on June 1, 2012 and the final rule was published in the Federal Register on January 3, 2013. The Provisional Waiver Rule was announced by the …

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Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver announcement – January 3, 2013

After a year of waiting all of 2012, we have it folks! The provisional unlawful presence waiver is being published today, January 3, 2013 and will become effective on March 4, 2013 (60 days later). For more info Secretary Napolitano Announces Final Rule to Support Family Unity During Waiver Process Release Date: January 2, 2013 …

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Immigration Reform – This time, it’s different An election drubbing changes minds

November 24, 2012 Economist Article here WHEN Congress last wrestled with immigration reform, in 2007, John Boehner, then the leader of the Republican minority in the House of Representatives, denounced the bill under consideration as “a piece of shit”. George W. Bush, the president of the day, supported it, but many Republicans opposed it, mainly …

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McCain, Hatch, Rubio offer optimism on immigration on return for lame duck

By Cameron Joseph – 11/13/12 08:25 PM ET Entire Article Three key Senate Republican players on immigration returned to a lame-duck session of Congress on Tuesday offering optimism that a deal on immigration could be made next year. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he believes it’s “very likely” the Senate will come up with a …

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Obama Promises Immigration Reform if Re-Elected, According to Iowa Paper

October 24, 2012 Washington –  In an interview with the Des Moines Register, U.S. President Barack Obama said that if he wins the election in two weeks it will largely be thanks to his strong lead among Latino voters. Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2012/10/24/obama-promises-immigration-reform-if-re-elected-according-to-iowa-paper/#ixzz2AK5xFMID

Romney adviser leading immigration lawsuit

An informal adviser to Republican Mitt Romney is representing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees suing the Obama administration over its plan to stop deporting many young illegal immigrants and grant them work permits. By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press WASHINGTON — An informal adviser to Republican Mitt Romney is representing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement …

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Out of the shadows A first step to make young illegal immigrants welcome

Aug 25th 2012 | ATLANTA AND CHICAGO | from the print edition Economist LISA OHMAN was brought up in Macon, Georgia, and speaks with a gentle southern accent. She graduated from Wesleyan College, a women’s university in Macon, with majors in biology and chemistry, and has just taken her medical-school entrance exams. Teresa Lee was brought up …

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Paperwork hitch landed this immigrant in ‘hell on Earth’

By Lisa Riordan Seville and Hannah Rappleye, NBC News When Floyd Herbert Abdul, a native of Zimbabwe living legally in the United States, was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Nov. 24, 2006, he was plunged into a bureaucratic system that he describes as “hell on Earth.” “They do so much to literally …

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