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Expansion of Form I-601A, Provisional Waiver Program

Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys are pleased to share the President’s announcement from last night and elaborate on the new expansion of the provisional waiver program, Form I-601A for unlawful presence. Under current immigration law, certain undocumented individuals in the U.S. who are the spouses or children of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents and […]

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Requirements for Form I-601A, Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

Prior to March 2013, an undocumented immigrant seeking to obtain a Green Card through marriage had to first leave the United States and seek an immigrant visa at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in his or her home country, which could result in obtaining a 3 or 10 year bar from admission into the United […]

USCIS Issues Guidance on I-601A Waivers and “Reason to Believe”

USCIS has released a guidance to USCIS field officers providing instruction on reviewing all evidence filed with an I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver application. JCS Immigration and Visa, Los Angeles Immigration attorneys, has learned that USCIS has been denying numerous I-601A waivers due to an applicant having any criminal history. In this latest guidance to […]

NVC Procedures Regarding I-601A Provisional Waivers

JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, located in Los Angeles has a team of Immigration lawyers who constantly monitor immigration news to ensure our clients are up to date with the latest information relating to their cases. Recently, representatives from the Department of State’s (DOS) National Visa Center (NVC) commented on the evolution of the […]

Delays in I-601A Processing: I-130 Petitions Mistakenly Sent to NRC Instead of NVC

At JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office we monitor trends in immigration as well as current processing times for all immigration benefits. the ICE and USCIS Field Operations Liaison Committee are seeking examples of Form I-130 petitions where Immigrant Visa processing was indicated on the I-130, Question#22 on Page 2 of the I-130, that were […]

Five Practice Considerations for I-601A Filings

1. Thoroughly Vet the Applicant’s Background Be sure to thoroughly vet the applicant’s background at the beginning of the case to avoid surprises at the adjudication stage. File all necessary Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to verify existing records related to any encounters between the applicant and the government. For example, if your client […]

I-130 Provisional Waiver and Consular Processing Reminder

In certain situations when the intended beneficiary of an I-130 petition must apply for his or her immigrant visa abroad at a U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate, it is important to indicate that the Form I-601A provisional waiver that the immigrant will be processing the petition outside of the United States. If consular processing is […]

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The Top 6 Things You Should Know about Stateside I-601A Waivers

Starting March 4, 2013, certain relatives of American citizens who are in the country illegally and need a waiver of unlawful presence before being eligible for a green card can get a decision on their case before leaving the United States. For those who can take advantage of the new rule, this means peace of […]