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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...

Watson, Kowalski urge caution on waiver proposal

"The new proposal would allow the applicant to apply for the waiver before leaving the country; if granted, the applicant could return to the U.S. during the visa application process. The Obama administration says the move is a step toward significantly reducing the time that thousands of...

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...

I-601 Centralized Lockbox Filing Telecon, Mar. 9, 2012

"USCIS invites you to participate in a teleconference on March 9, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. EST to discuss the transition to centralized Lockbox filing of Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibilit y, filed by applicants outside the United States." - USCIS, Mar. 2, 2012...

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 Interim Memo for Comment: Filing I-601, I-212 Abroad

"Exceptions for Permitting the Filing of Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, and Any Associated Form I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal, at International USCIS Offices" - INTERIM MEMO FOR...

USCIS Policy Memo: Requests to Expedite Adjudication of I-601 Filed by Individuals Outside the United States

"This policy memorandum (PM) provides guidelines on how U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) processes requests to expedite the adjudication of Forms I-601 filed by individuals outside the United States. These guidelines will be included in AFM Chapter 41.7 and in the revised version...

USCIS Ciudad Juarez Field Office No Longer Accepting Form I-601

USCIS, Dec. 5, 2012 : " Effective Dec. 5, 2012, applicants in Mexico may no longer file Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of In admissibility at the USCIS Ciudad Juarez Field Office or any associated Form I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States...

USCIS Policy Memo: Exceptions for Permitting the Filing of Form I-601 and Any Associated Form I-212 at International USCIS Offices

USCIS, Nov. 30, 2012 : "This policy memorandum (PM) provides guidance and procedures regarding the circumstances when it is permissible for international USCIS managers to allow the filing of a Form I-601 and any associated Form I-212."

Revised Forms I-90 and I-601 Now Available

"USCIS recently published revised Forms I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, and I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility. The revised Form I-90 is labeled with a Dec. 17, 2012, edition date. The revised Form I-601 is labeled with a Dec. 16, 2012, edition date...

AAO I-601 Victory: China

Alan Lee writes: " Attached is another recent I-601 win at the AAO . In this case, the qualifying relatives were the applicant's U. S. citizen wife and permanent resident parents. The portion of the field office denial relating to the case was a peremptory paragraph of 13 lines focusing mainly...

From AILA: USCIS Provides I-601 and I-601A Statistics for FY2010 - FY2015

"USCIS provided statistics on approval rate, denial rate, and RFE rate for Forms I-601 and Forms I-601A, for FY2010 through FY2015. Information was provided in response to an AILA FOIA. The highlights: Since FY2010 thru January of FY2015, the average approval rate for I-601s is 79.6% and...

DHS Proposed Rule: Expansion of Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility

The following is the text of the proposed rule that the Secretary signed on July 14, 2015, and that the Department has sent to the Federal Register for publication. The Federal Register will publish the official version of this document. - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to expand...