Advance copy of USCIS Notice of Intent: stateside I-601 adjudications

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) intends to change its current process for filing and adjudication of certain applications for waivers of inadmissibility filed in connection with an immediate relative immigrant visa application. Specifically, USCIS is considering regulatory changes...

U.S. to reduce travel, time for immigrants needing waivers

Alicia A. Caldwell, AP, Jan. 6, 2012 : "The Obama administration plans a rule change to help reduce the time [unauthorized] immigrant spouses and children are separated from citizen relatives while they try to win legal status in the United States, a senior administration official said. Currently...

New Immigration Rule Will Keep American Families Safe and Together

"Today the Administration [has announced] a proposed rule change that will save countless American families from the trauma of separation and, at the same time, make America safer. ... Under the twisted immigration law the husband or wife of a US citizen is barred from applying for a green...

Proposed stateside waiver Q&A - USCIS

"USCIS to Propose Changing the Process for Certain Waivers Introduction On Jan. 6, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted a notice of intent in the Federal Register outlining its plan to reduce the time that U.S. citizens are separated from their spouses and...

USCIS to engage public, providers on proposed I-601 stateside processing on Jan. 10th

USCIS Office of Public Engagement: I-601 Notice of Intent U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services sent this bulletin at 01/06/2012 10:32 AM EST Dear Stakeholders- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register outlining a proposed...

USCIS Notice of Intent: Provisional Waivers of Inadmissibility for Certain Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) intends to change its current process for filing and adjudication of certain applications for waivers of inadmissibility filed in connection with an immediate relative immigrant visa application. Specifically, USCIS is considering regulatory changes...

USCIS Proposes Regulatory Change to Decrease the Time U.S. Citizens are Separated from Family Members who are Legally Immigrating to the U.S.

Posted by Alejandro Mayorkas, Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ( en español/Spanish version ) - DHS, Jan. 6, 2012 . "Underscoring the Obama Administration’s commitment to family unity and administrative efficiency, this morning U.S. Citizenship and Immigration...

Proposed Rule Change Will Unify Families Subject to 3 and 10 Year Bars

AIC, Jan. 6, 2012 : "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a proposal to streamline the application process for the spouses and children of U.S. citizens currently eligible for legal permanent resident status, minimizing the amount of time that applicants would have...

Carl Shusterman explains the new waiver proposal

"A proposal was put forth last Friday by the USCIS which would allow thousands of spouses of U.S. citizens to come out of the shadows and apply for green cards. This is as it should be since the stated purpose of our immigration laws is to promote family unity and spouses of U.S. citizens are...

Transcript of Jan. 6, 2012 USCIS Press Conference on proposed change to I-601 processing

Transcript : Press Conference: USCIS to Propose Changing the Process for Certain Waivers on Unlawful Presence, Jan. 6, 2012; Last updated:01/17/2012 .

Alert: I-601 Provisional Waiver Is Not in Effect

"USCIS is considering changes that would allow certain immediate relatives (the spouse, children or parents of a U.S. citizen) who can demonstrate extreme hardship to a U.S. citizen spouse or parent to receive a provisional waiver of the unlawful presence bars before leaving the United States...

Advance Copy of Proposed Rule: Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility for Certain Immediate Relatives

"On January 9, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced its intention to change its current process for filing and adjudication of certain applications for waivers of inadmissibility filed in connection with an immediate relative immigrant visa application. USCIS now proposes...

Proposed Rule: Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility for Certain Immediate Relatives

"On January 9, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced its intention to change its current process for filing and adjudication of certain applications for waivers of inadmissibility filed in connection with an immediate relative immigrant visa application. USCIS now proposes...

Proposed Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers Not in Effect Yet!

"Reminder : This proposed process is not in effect . To learn more, read this alert ." - More at USCIS, May 2, 2012 .

USCIS: Final Rule on Stateside Unlawful Presence Waivers by End of 2012

"The final rule is expected to be published in the Federal Register by the end of this calendar year." - USCIS, Oct. 9, 2012 .

10 Facts About the New Provisional Waiver Process

" Today, the USCIS finally published the much-awaited rule on the unlawful presence waiver (I-601A), which will take effect on March 4, 2013. We previewed this development in this blog in October 2012. This is an enormous development. The so-called stateside waiver process will allow thousands of...

David Isaacson Unpacks the Provisional Waiver Final Rule

"One year ago, a previous post on this blog by Cyrus Mehta and this author discussed the issuance by USCIS of a proposed rule allowing certain applicants for a waiver of the 3- or 10-year bars to obtain such a waiver on a provisional basis before departing from the United States. It has been a long...

New Waiver Process Will Help Many Seeking to Become Permanent Residents

"The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a new rule that will allow certain people who have U.S. citizen family members, but who must leave the U.S. as part of the process of becoming eligible for lawful permanent residence, to complete a critical part of the application process...