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WHAT THE PROPOSED PROVISIONAL WAIVER RULE MEANS FOR THOSE FACING 3- OR 10-YEAR BARS

"Although this new proposed rule may be portrayed as some sort of radical innovation by immigration restrictionists, it is actually nothing of the sort. The governing regulations, specifically 8 C.F.R. § 212.2(j), have long provided that one who is consular processing an immigrant visa...

CDMA Comments on Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers Proposed Rule

"[C]ertain aspects of the way in which USCIS proposes to implement this technical fix in the proposed rule will unnecessarily limit its positive effects and lead to an unnecessary burden on other segments of the U.S. immigration system. If USCIS were to revise the proposed rule as we suggest below...

Does the IWP Bode Well for Indian H and L Visa Applicants?

"It remains to be seen whether the expanded IWP will improve the processing of H-1B and L visa applications." - Cyrus D. Mehta, Nov. 25, 2012 .

David Isaacson Unpacks the Provisional Waiver Final Rule

"One year ago, a previous post on this blog by Cyrus Mehta and this author discussed the issuance by USCIS of a proposed rule allowing certain applicants for a waiver of the 3- or 10-year bars to obtain such a waiver on a provisional basis before departing from the United States. It has been a long...

Pro Bono AAO Hardship 212(i) Waiver Victory; FGM; Cote d'Ivoire

Hats off to Cyrus D. Mehta for this pro bono publico victory: "Here we find that the record establishes that the applicant's spouse will suffer extreme hardship as a consequence of being separated from the applicant. The record shows that the spouse works extensive hours and would likely...