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 permanent resident status.  The Client wanted to return to the United States after many years abroad, and the Client’s United States citizen daughter petitioned for the Client, and the visa petition was approved.  We then consular processed, knowing that the Client would require a fraud waiver (I-601) after being refused the immigrant visa.  We filed the waiver.  In adjudicating the waiver favorably, USCIS refused to admit it was wrong in requiring my Client to show certain things that the Client was simply not required to show.   My last response to the request for evidence was submitted  in early March 2018, under a strongly worded cover letter, pointing out to USCIS its errors.  Within two weeks, we received an approval notice! So happy that my client will finally be reunited with her family here in the USA soon!

 

Ruchi Thaker

Ruchi Thaker

Ruchi Thaker is New York City-based immigration attorney with extensive experience and excellent reputation for effective legal representation in simple and difficult immigration cases. I have experience in areas of deportation defense (criminal and non-criminal), federal court litigation, representation on appeals and motions with the immigration courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals, family-based immigration, asylum, naturalization, and consular processing.
Ruchi Thaker
Posted in Crimmigration, DHS, I-601, Immigrant Visa, USCIS, Waivers.