I-601 waivers

So Close and Yet So Far: How the Three- and Ten-Year Bars Keep Families Apart

From Immigration Policy Center Most Americans take it for granted that marriage to a U.S. citizen and other family relationships entitle an immigrant to a green card, but there are barriers that often prevent or delay these family members from becoming lawful permanent residents, even if they are already in the United States.  Among these …

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USCIS Seeks to Unify Families Facing Separation through Revised Waiver Process

From Immigration Impact Today, the administration took another important step toward fixing one of the most notorious problems with our broken immigration system—the 3 and 10 year bars. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it was filing a notice of intent to change a rule which would streamline the application process for many relatives of U.S. citizens …

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DHS Announces Planned Changes to I-601 waiver for Unlawful Presence Waivers

The January 6, 2012, DHS Announcement about Planned Changes to Processing for Unlawful Presence Waivers Frequently Asked Questions What was announced on January 6? On January 6 DHS announced, in a notice to be published in the Federal Register on January 9 that it will be issuing new regulations for how unlawful presence waivers will …

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Snapshot: I-601 Waiver in Juarez, Mexico – Pilot Program – Mexican Pilot Program

The Mexican Pilot Program provides a process for the rapid adjucation of waiver applications by USCIS. The process can be broken down into four distinct steps: 1. Inadmissibility The process begins at the IV consular interview when an alien is deemed inadmissible on awaivable ground by a consular official. The applicant can then schedule a waiver …

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Man who saved girl says he’s illegal immigrant

Man who saved girl says he’s illegal immigrant Married to U.S. citizen, New Mexico resident becomes poster child in debate By JERI CLAUSING updated 8/19/2011 7:00:53 PM ET ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The man who chased down an alleged child abductor and saved a 6-year-old girl from what could have been a horrible fate will be honored as a hero …

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