I-601 Waiver of Inadmissibility in Immigration Law

  What is an I-601 waiver of inadmissibility? Inadmissibility and immigration waiver issues are very complicated. If you are inadmissible to the United States, then you may need a waiver to waive the inadmissibility ground to become a green card holder. The most common waiver is the I-601 waiver. The I-601 waiver is a process […]

Greencard through consular processing and I-601 waiver

This green card has an amazing story! Same-sex couple. The foreign national spouse was ineligible to adjust her status in the United States (even though she was married to a United States citizen) because of her inability to prove lawful entry with inspection when she was younger. After having lived in the United States for […]

I-601 Criminal History Waiver Granted at Consulate!

Very happy to receive an extreme hardship waiver approval notice for a deserving client! This was a hard fought case that took over a year and a half of fighting with US CIS with multiple notices for more evidence! My client had two old criminal convictions for theft offenses and the client previously abandoned lawful […]

Extreme Hardship Waiver Granted for Fraud

  Today, I won a very difficult adjustment of status case (I-485) that required an inadmissibilty waiver (I-601). My client came to the USA through Miami in 2003 from Guyana, using a fake passport, and he was immediately detained at the airport and was placed in asylum-only proceedings.  He was eventually released and moved to […]

DHS Announces Final Rule to Support Family Unity During Waiver Process

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced the posting of a final rule in the Federal Register 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 become lawful permanent residents of the United States under certain circumstances. The […]

Provisional Waivers of Inadmissibility For Certain Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens – Stateside I-601 Waiver Proposal

On January 6, 2012, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced its intent to change the process for filing and adjudication of certain applications for waivers of inadmissibility (Form I-601) filed in connection with an immediate relative immigrant visa application.  Specifically, the USCIS is considering regulatory changes that will allow certain immediate relatives of […]

Change of Filing Location for Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Ground of Inadmissibility

On January 27, 2010, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that there are revised filing instructions and addresses for applicants filing Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Ground of Inadmissibility. The change of filing location is part of an overall effort to transition the intake of benefit forms from USCIS local offices and Service […]