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DHS Announces Changes to Benefit Undocumented Immigrants

On July 29, 2016 the Department of Homeland Security announced a final rule that expands eligibility or a provisional waiver of unlawful presence, (‘‘provisional waiver’’). For readers who are unfamiliar with the provisional...more

DHS Expands the Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

by Cozen O'Connor on

Today, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) finalized a rule that expands eligibility for provisional waivers of inadmissibility based on the accrual of unlawful presence. The provisional unlawful presence waiver...more

Obama Proposal Would Allow More Illegal Aliens to Stay in US While Seeking Legal Status

by Ronald Shapiro on

A proposal by President Barack Obama would expand the number of illegal aliens who are permitted to remain in the United States while applying for legal status. Federal law currently requires aliens who entered the country...more

Department Of Homeland Security Announces Final Rule On Unlawful Presence Waivers

by Carlton Fields on

The Department of Homeland Security today announced a final rule that reduces the time U.S. citizens are separated from their immediate relatives (spouse, children and parents), who are in the process of obtaining visas to...more

New Unlawful Presence Waiver

by Cozen O'Connor on

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a final rule, which will be effective March 4, 2013, that will allow certain family members of U.S. citizens who are physically present in the United States to remain in...more

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