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 […]

Expansion of Provisional Waiver (I-601A)

Effective AUGUST 29, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) will expand the reach of the provisional waiver initially implemented in 2013. On January 3, 2013, DHS promulgated a final rule, Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility for Certain Immediate Relatives, in the Federal Register. See 78 FR 536 (Jan. 3, 2013) (“2013 Rule”).  To […]

Information on the Legal Rights Available to Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence in the United States and Facts about Immigrating on a Marriage-Based Visa

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a Fact Sheet on the legal rights available to victims of domestic violence in the United States and marriage-based immigrant visa process. This Fact Sheet has useful information and answers to frequently asked questions about the process of self-petitioning under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) […]