Immigration Law

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News Excerpts From the April 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 3 Apr 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

USCIS Clarifies “Reason to Believe” Standard for I-601A Provisional Waivers | On March 18, 2014, USCIS sent an e-mail to stakeholders seeking to cure confusion surrounding the regulation that prohibits the granting of provisional waivers... Read More

CISOMB Teleconference, Feb. 21, 2014: I-601A Provisional Waivers
Posted on 6 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Please join the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman for a teleconference on I-601A provisional waivers. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued field guidance affecting some I-601A applications... Read More

The I-601A is Almost Here!
Posted on 1 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" We are now days away from the launch of the provisional waiver process, a White House initiative that will permit immediate relatives of U.S. citizens to stay in the country while immigration officials process their waivers for the unlawful presence... Read More

DRAFT I-601A and Instructions
Posted on 1 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

According to the proposed unlawful presence waiver rule , applicants will use Form I-601A. Here are links to the draft form and the draft instructions . [Tip of the hat to Eugene J. Flynn of Dallas.] Read More

USCIS Posts I-601A
Posted on 4 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

I-601A, Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Download Form I-601A (1KB PDF) Download Instructions for Form I-601A (1KB PDF) Download Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance (1KB PDF) Purpose... Read More

Tags: USCIS , i-601a

USCIS Policy Memo: Timeframe for Responding to I-601A RFEs
Posted on 19 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Standard Timeframe for Applicants to Respond to Requests for Evidence Issued in Relation to a Request for a Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver, Form I-601A : "This policy memorandum (PM) sets the amount of time U.S. Citizenship and Immigration... Read More

Tags: timeframe , rfe , i-601a

DOS Cable: Supplemental Guidance for Processing I - 601a Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers
Posted on 26 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As announced in Ref A, 9 FAM 40.92 has been updated with information and guidance to consular officers related to a new final rule permitting certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens to apply to the United States Citizenship and Immigration... Read More

Tags: guidance , dos , waiver , cable , i-601a

NBC I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Slides
Posted on 16 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NBC I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Slides - 58 pages, from Jan. 2013 . [Hats off to AILA for obtaining these through FOIA!] 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