The New Waiver Policy That May Help You Stay In The U.S.

The attorneys at the Southern California immigration law firm of U.S. Law Center are dedicated to providing global immigration services to corporations, small businesses, families and individuals. Our successful practice is based on an in-depth understanding of current and evolving U.S. immigration law and commitment to our clients' best interests.

If you would like to speak to one of our lawyers about the new waiver policy, please contact us to arrange a free consultation at our Riverside County office.

Southern California Immigration Waiver Attorneys

Individuals who have stayed in the U.S. for more than one year unlawfully are subject to a 10-year ban from returning once they leave the country. The practical effect for people engaged or married to American residents or citizens is that they have to leave the country to apply for a green card and be separated from their loved ones for several months, or even years, before being able to return as a permanent resident.

Under a new waiver policy proposed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), qualifying individuals would be allowed to apply for a waiver without leaving the country. If approved, the person would not have to be separated from family during the processing of the waiver and would then be required to attend only one interview. To qualify for this waiver, the applicant must:

  • Demonstrate extreme hardship for U.S. citizen family members
  • Be an "immediate" relative of a U.S. citizen such as a spouse
  • Be residing in the United States illegally

This policy has not yet been implemented. However, it is always important to consider all of your options with the help of our experienced immigration lawyers.

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If you would like to speak with our Southern California attorneys about immigration waivers, please email or our Corona office at 951-808-5342 to arrange a free consultation. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Our fees are competitive and we accept credit cards. Se habla español.