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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 […]

Form I-601A, Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

Our office of Los Angeles lawyers has been updated on some facts about the Form I-601A, Unlawful Presence Waiver application from USCIS. The law states that USCIS may deny an I-601A waiver application if USCIS has reason to believe that the individual is subject to another inadmissibility ground. A public panel recently asked USCIS: when […]

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 […]

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 […]