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Provisional Waivers and Demonstrating “Extreme Hardship”

On November 20, 2014, President Obama’s executive action on immigration effectively brought millions of our country’s unauthorized immigrants out from the shadows and onto a legitimate path toward citizenship. While the executive action promises to relax the threshold for extreme hardship while expanding the scope of who can experience hardship,…


Good News for Provisional Waivers: USCIS to Reverse Trend to Deny I-601A Provisional Waiver Applications

Last month, we learned that the USCIS was denying many I-601A provisional waiver applications on the basis that there was a “reason to believe” that the applicant may be inadmissible to the United States. In our opinion, this USCIS policy was going too far since applications were being denied when…