Friday, January 18, 2008

I-601 Waiver Power Point - 82 Slides

See http://www.aila.org/content/default.aspx?docid=22550 for an 82 slide power point presentation (in PDF format) on I-601 waivers from an AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) Annual Conference.

Randall Caudle was the discussion leader on the panel presenting to other immigration attorneys on I-601 waivers.

In addition to the other 2 panelists listed, Laurel Scott, an exceptional immigration attorney in Houston, Texas was on the panel as well.

I-601 Pilot Project for Fast I-601 Waiver Decisions in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

See http://www.bibdaily.com/pdfs/pilot%20601%204-3-07.pdf & http://www.bibdaily.com/pdfs/pilot%20601.pdf for the USCIS official press release and memo on the pilot I-601 waiver adjudication process. The USCIS office by the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico instituted a pilot project in April 2007 to approve many I-601 waivers within a few weeks, instead of the 1 year plus it was previously taking. Kudos to the USCIS Ciudad Juarez office!

New I-601 Waiver Appointment Scheduling Call System

See http://www.bibdaily.com/pdfs/CDJ%20601.pdf (BIB Daily) for info on the new scheduling process for I-601 waivers in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. There is now a phone number to call to schedule appointments instead of the online InfoPass system that used to exist.

AAO Appeal of Waiver Denial in Ciudad Juarez Successful

See http://www.bibdaily.com/pdfs/AAO%2010-31-07%20I-601%20Wittevrongel.pdf (BIB Daily) for another wonderful decision by the AAO (Administrative Appeals Office). The AAO overturned an immigration waiver denial and stated that there was extreme hardship to the U.S. Citizen wife and that the favorable factors outweigh the unfavorable factors.

This decision overturns an immigration waiver denial out of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

AAO Appeal Decision Overturns Waiver Application Denial & Finds Extreme Hardship

See http://www.bibdaily.com/pdfs/AAO%20Kain%201-9-08%20212i.pdf (BIB Daily) for a wonderful decision by the AAO (Administrative Appeals Office) of the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services overturning an immigration waiver denial.

The AAO found extreme hardship to the U.S. Citizen wife and child and that the positive equities in the case outweighed the adverse factors.

This case is out of Athens, Greece for a Lebanese national and citizen.

Legal Fees for Immigration Waivers

The Law Office of Randall Caudle / Caudle Immigration currently charges the following fees for immigration waiver representation.

$6000 for I-601 waivers through Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

$7500 for I-601 waivers through other countries.

$7500 for I-601 waivers filed with local USCIS offices in the U.S.

$7500 for I-601 waiver appeals.

$1500 for U.S. Legal Permanent Resident (green card) or Fiance or Fiancee visa applications filed along with the I-601 waiver application.

$2800 for U.S. Legal Permanent Resident (green card) applications for spouses of U.S. Citizens when an I-601 waiver is not required.

$2800 for K-1 Fiance or Fiancee Visa Petitions and the subsequent U.S. Legal Permanent Resident (green card) applications for spouses of U.S. Citizens when an I-601 waiver is not required.

$0 No additional fee if the I-601 waiver individual also requires an I-212 waiver application (more forms, but only need to show exceptional hardship once).

$7500 for all other immigration waiver applications.


Payment plans available and all credit cards accepted.

Free initial phone consultations.

Legal Fees do not include any U.S. government fees, medical or pysch exams, photos, or costs to access records (birth certificates, divorce judgments, criminal records, etc).

Immigration Waivers Legal Representation

The Law Office of Randall Caudle / Caudle Immigration represents individuals and families in obtaining immigration waivers for unlawful presence, immigration fraud, document fraud, criminal activity, and health-related grounds of inadmissibility.

Randall Caudle speaks at immigration lawyer conferences on I-601 waivers for spouses, children and fiance(e)s of U.S. Citizens.

This blog will be an informational source on the various immigration waivers available and the questions and issues that people have concerning immigration waivers.