The Misleading I-601A Waiver

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”