Immigration Law

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DHS Final Rule: Expansion of Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility
Posted on 29 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 146 / Friday, July 29, 2016 - "This final rule, consistent with the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), expands the class of individuals who may be eligible for a provisional waiver of certain grounds of inadmissibility... Read More

Proposed Rule Change Will Unify Families Subject to 3 and 10 Year Bars
Posted on 8 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

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 on 8 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

U.S. to reduce travel, time for immigrants needing waivers
Posted on 6 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Watson, Kowalski urge caution on waiver proposal
Posted on 12 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Tags: waiver , i-601 , proposed

New Immigration Rule Will Keep American Families Safe and Together
Posted on 6 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Proposed Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers Not in Effect Yet!
Posted on 3 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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

Proposed stateside waiver Q&A - USCIS
Posted on 6 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Carl Shusterman explains the new waiver proposal
Posted on 9 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Advance Copy of Proposed Rule: Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility for Certain Immediate Relatives
Posted on 30 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

USCIS Policy Memo: Requests to Expedite Adjudication of I-601 Filed by Individuals Outside the United States
Posted on 7 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

From AILA: USCIS Provides I-601 and I-601A Statistics for FY2010 - FY2015
Posted on 4 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Tags: FOIA , i-601 , aila , i-601a

USCIS to engage public, providers on proposed I-601 stateside processing on Jan. 10th
Posted on 6 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Advance copy of USCIS Notice of Intent: stateside I-601 adjudications
Posted on 6 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More