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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 […]

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 […]

Provisional I-601 Hardship Waiver Can Soon Be Filed Within The United States

Up until now, the extreme hardship waiver, also known as the I-601 waiver for immigrants who entered the United States illegally (without a visa), must be filed at the US Embassy or Consulate abroad at or before the visa interview. This requirement caused many immigrants to not file the I-601 waiver fearing that if the […]