Archive for the ‘I-601’ Category

212(a)(6)(E) Smugglers

212(a)(6)(E) Smugglers Inadmissibility Series INA 212– Part IV 212(a)(6)(E) Smugglers Section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 lists a series of classes of foreign nationals who are inadmissible to the United States. Some classes are complete bars and others allow specific types of waivers of inadmissibility. If you are attempting to enter […]

I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

On January 3, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule on provisional unlawful presence waivers. I-601A applications may be submitted to USCIS beginning March 4, 2013. This rule allows certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens who are physically present in the United States to file provisional unlawful presence waivers prior […]

Posted on February 3, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · One Comment
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New I-601 Hardship Waiver Filing Procedure

Newly Proposed Filing Procedures Will Allow Spouses and Children of US Citizens to File Their I-601 Waiver in the United States What is an I-601 Hardship Waiver? Certain classes of foreign nationals are not eligible to immigrate to the United States because of previous immigration violations, the commission of serious aggravated felonies, drug or alcohol […]

Posted on March 27, 2012 at 7:39 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · 2 Comments
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How to Expedite an I-601 Waiver

Expediting an I-601 Waiver Requires a Showing of Extraordinary Circumstances USCIS will only exercise thier discretion to expedite a Form I-601 where an applicant presents a compelling and urgent argument which involves time-sensitive reasons.  In extraordinary circumstances, USCIS will exercise discretion to approve a request to expedite adjudication of a Form I-601.  A simple desire […]

Posted on January 19, 2011 at 10:26 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · 2 Comments
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