The Department of Homeland Security has finalized its rule expanding the I-601A provisional unlawful presence waiver. The rule will be published tomorrow (July 29, 2016) and will become effective on August 29, 2016.
The expansion allows ALL those with approved, current and fully paid immigrant visa petitions to apply for a waiver of unlawful presence (three or ten year bars) IF they can establish that denial of the waiver would result in extreme hardship to a U.S. citizen OR Lawful Permanent Resident spouse or parent. The waiver may extend to derivative beneficiaries of the immigrant visa prinicipal beneficiary.
Please call our office today if you believe you may be eligible for the expanded waiver or if you want more information!