This is a well written article that discusses President Obama’s options if immigration reform continues to stall in the House. Deferred Action for those immigrants who would benefit from the Senate’s Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill would certainly be better than the status quo.
On April 2, 2012, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), with great fanfare, published a proposed rule to allow immigrants who have approved Immediate Relative petitions (i.e. U.S. citizen spouse, son or daughter over 21 years of age) to apply for a waiver of the 3/10 year unlawful presence bar “in the U.S.” The conditional approval of the I-601A waiver by the USCIS would then make visa processing a very quick process-the time frame stated was one month. What the USCIS did not state is how difficult it would be to get the I-601A waiver approved. There are a number of reasons why this I-601A does not live up to its billing. Continue reading “The Misleading I-601A Waiver”
All has been quiet on the immigration reform front since Congress went on recess in August, and as of today, September 24, 2013, there seem to be more questions regarding comprehensive immigration reform than answers. The following are three questions on the minds of all parties affected by any pending legislation. Continue reading “When will the House act on Comprehensive Immigration Reform?”