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This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 06/05/2023
"BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
America is more than a place; it is an idea...
"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 card in the US if they originally
entered without proper inspection by an immigration officer. To obtain
lawful status the immigrant must leave the US and apply for a visa at a
US embassy in their home country. But once they leave the US they are
barred from returning for up to 10 years unless they can prove their US
citizen or legal resident spouse will suffer extreme hardship in their
absence. But the process–known as an “unlawful presence waiver”–can take
months, even years. In the meantime the family is separated, the
foreign spouse may be stuck in a dangerous place–like Ciudad Juarez,
Mexico where many immigrants have lost their lives–and there is no way
of predicting if or when the family will ever be reunited. The proposed rule change is huge because it will allow undocumented
spouses and children of U.S. citizens to apply for a provisional waiver
while in the U.S.–something not permitted under the current rule. If the
waiver is granted, the foreign national will then leave the U.S., apply
for his or her immigrant visa abroad, and return to his or her loved
ones. The change will give countless American families a chance to stay
together safely and legally. The move is also smart enforcement because it will reduce the illegal
immigrant population and allow the Department of Homeland Security to
better focus its resources on keeping America secure and safe." - David Leopold, Jan. 6, 2012.