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More Border Waivers (Federal Register, May 15, 2019)
Posted on 14 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, DHS will publish three notices in the Federal Register waiving a plethora of laws "in order to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads in the vicinity of the international land border near Tecate and... Read More

Tags: waivers , iiraira , DHS , border

In Today's Federal Register, 3 DHS Notices, 2 DOS Notices
Posted on 24 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

April 24, 2019 DHS on waiving laws to build border barriers, roads: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-24/pdf/2019-08289.pdf https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-24/pdf/2019-08290.pdf https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg... Read More

USCIS Seeks Comments on Proposed Expansion of Eligibility for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers
Posted on 15 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"USCIS is seeking public comments on a proposed rule that would expand eligibility for provisional waivers of inadmissibility based on the accrual of unlawful presence. The proposed rule would expand eligibility to all foreign nationals who are statutorily... Read More

Guidance for Health-Related Grounds of Inadmissibility and Waivers: USCIS Policy Manual, Vol. 8
Posted on 29 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"USCIS is issuing guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual on the health-related grounds of inadmissibility under INA 212(a)(1) and corresponding waivers under INA 212(g). ... USCIS currently provides guidance on medical grounds of inadmissibility in... Read More

USCIS Issues New Waiver Policies and Procedures (Aug. 23, 2017 Policy Alert)
Posted on 23 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS Policy Alert, Aug. 23, 2017 - "Policy Alert SUBJECT: Waiver Policies and Procedures Purpose U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to address the general policies... 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

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

Proposed Rule: Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility for Certain Immediate Relatives
Posted on 31 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

Transcript of Jan. 6, 2012 USCIS Press Conference on proposed change to I-601 processing
Posted on 19 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Transcript : Press Conference: USCIS to Propose Changing the Process for Certain Waivers on Unlawful Presence, Jan. 6, 2012; Last updated:01/17/2012 . Read More

Guidance Pertaining to Applicants for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers: USCIS
Posted on 24 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"USCIS officers should review all evidence in the record, including any evidence submitted by the applicant or the attorney of record. If, based on all evidence in the record, it appears that the applicant’s criminal offense: (1) falls within... Read More

USCIS to Centralize Filing and Adjudication for I-601, I-212, I-290B
Posted on 23 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Beginning June 4, 2012, individuals abroad who have applied for certain visas and have been found ineligible by a U.S. Consular Officer, will be able to mail requests to waive certain grounds of inadmissibility directly to a U.S. Citizenship... Read More

USCIS Proposed Rule: Expansion of Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility
Posted on 22 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to expand eligibility for provisional waivers of certain grounds of inadmissibility based on the accrual of unlawful presence to all aliens who are statutorily eligible for a waiver of such grounds... 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

CISOMB Recommendation Update: USCIS Processing of Waivers of Inadmissability
Posted on 9 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On June 10, 2010, the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman recommended enhancements to the administration of Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility. While specifically focused on the USCIS Ciudad Juarez... Read More

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