AAO Hardship Waiver Victory: Matter of Inostroza de Palache

AAO Hardship Waiver Victory: Matter of Inostroza de Palache

Eric Bjotvedt writes: "This is a long and interesting case for your readers.  I appealed the Field Office Director’s decision denying my client’s I-601 in Mexico City.  The appeal was sustained by the AAO when I was able to convince it that the decision must be overturned since the totality of the circumstances in this case were not addressed by the Director.  Specifically, although the Director was correct that the applicant’s children are not qualifying relatives, the hardships to them and other issues must all still be considered as they relate to the impact on the qualifying relative." - Matter of Inostroza de Palache, A200-835-751, Aug. 29, 2012.  [Large file, may be slow to load.]