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Angelo Paparelli: Legislatively Required, Bureaucratically Enabled Immigration Deaths

Angelo has a work-around for the 3/10 year bar problem: "[S]eemingly mandatory legislative procedures that lead to immigration deaths only appear necessary if the Administration is unwilling to look under the hood of the immigration laws to find more compassionate and life-saving alternatives...

Angelo Paparelli: Legislatively Required, Bureaucratically Enabled Immigration Deaths

Angelo has a work-around for the 3/10 year bar problem: "[S]eemingly mandatory legislative procedures that lead to immigration deaths only appear necessary if the Administration is unwilling to look under the hood of the immigration laws to find more compassionate and life-saving alternatives...

CISOMB Recommendation Update: USCIS Processing of Waivers of Inadmissability

"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 Field Office, many of the recommendations applied...

Advance copy of USCIS Notice of Intent: stateside I-601 adjudications

"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. Specifically, USCIS is considering regulatory changes...

U.S. to reduce travel, time for immigrants needing waivers

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, a senior administration official said. Currently...

New Immigration Rule Will Keep American Families Safe and Together

"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...

Proposed stateside waiver Q&A - USCIS

"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 U.S. citizens are separated from their spouses and...

USCIS Notice of Intent: Provisional Waivers of Inadmissibility for Certain Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens

"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. Specifically, USCIS is considering regulatory changes...

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 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, this morning U.S. Citizenship and Immigration...

Proposed Rule Change Will Unify Families Subject to 3 and 10 Year Bars

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 the amount of time that applicants would have...

Carl Shusterman explains the new waiver proposal

"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 family unity and spouses of U.S. citizens are...

Transcript of Jan. 6, 2012 USCIS Press Conference on proposed change to I-601 processing

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

DON’T GET SCAMMED! What You Need to Know About the January 6, 2012 DHS Announcement, Changes to Processing for Unlawful Presence Waivers

AILA, Jan. 2012 : "What was announced on January 6? DHS announced on January 6 that it will be issuing new regulations for how unlawful presence waivers will be processed for certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens who are filing immigrant visa applications abroad. Specifically, the new...

Advance Copy of Proposed Rule: Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility for Certain Immediate Relatives

"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 relative immigrant visa application. USCIS now proposes...

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

"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 relative immigrant visa application. USCIS now proposes...

Proposed Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers Not in Effect Yet!

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

USCIS to Centralize Filing and Adjudication for I-601, I-212, I-290B

"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 and Immigration Services (USCIS) Lockbox facility...

Immigration Mystery Revealed: The Occult Process behind Nonimmigrant Visa Waivers

Former INS/CBP official John B. Klow writes on the Admissibility Review Office: "Back in the days of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), the immigration benefits and enforcement agency operated within the Department of Justice, processing of consular nonimmigrant waivers seemed to...

Guidance Pertaining to Applicants for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers: USCIS

"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 the “petty offense” or “youthful...

Guidance for Health-Related Grounds of Inadmissibility and Waivers: USCIS Policy Manual, Vol. 8

"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 AFM 40.1; and the corresponding medical waivers in...

CISOMB Teleconference, Feb. 21, 2014: I-601A Provisional Waivers

"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 for provisional waivers of inadmissibility when there...

USCIS Seeks Comments on Proposed Expansion of Eligibility for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers

"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 eligible for an immigrant visa and for...

USCIS Proposed Rule: Expansion of Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility

"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, are seeking such a waiver in connection with...