Immigration Law

AAO 212(e) (J Waiver Hardship) Victory by Hake & Schmitt

Brian Schmitt writes: "For about a 9-10 month period, the USCIS CSC was very hostile towards I-612 hardship and persecution cases.  We received an RFE on almost every case we filed.  We overcame just about all of the RFEs except for the one we received in the instant case.  We haven't received an RFE is several months, so we may have emerged from this crisis. In this case, the USCIS AAO sustained our appeal, finding the U.S. citizen spouse would face exceptional hardship in any travel alternative." - Matter of X-, May 12, 2014.