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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

The USCIS Will Begin Accepting I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers on March 4, 2013

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting I-601A provisional unlawful presence waiver applications on March 4, 2013. Under the recently-announced new waiver process, immediate relatives of...more

New Waiver Offers Travel Rights to Relatives of U.S. Citizens

by Ronald Shapiro on

On March 4, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (the “USCIS”) will being accepting applications for so-called “unlawful presence waivers,” which will offer new hope for spouses, parents and minor children of...more

Immediate Relatives Of U.S. Citizens May Soon Apply For Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers In The United States

According to a final regulation, published on January 3, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has established a new process for certain individuals to apply for provisional unlawful presence waivers...more

USCIS Announces Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Process

by Varnum LLP on

On March 4, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting applications for a new provisional waiver process that will allow qualifying immediate relatives (spouse, children and parents) of U.S....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

USCIS Publishes Final Regulation Implementing the Provisional I-601A Unlawful Presence Waiver

On January 2, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the publication of the final regulation concerning the new provisional unlawful presence waiver process. The new regulation will promote...more

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