Friday, January 6, 2012

UPDATE on I-601 Waivers: Easier Route to Green Card to Be Proposed for Some

Obama administration officials announced on Friday that they will propose a fix to a notorious snag in immigration law that will spare hundreds of thousands of American citizens from prolonged separations from immigrant spouses and children.

The change that immigration officials are offering would benefit United States citizens who are married to or have children who are illegal immigrants. It would correct a bureaucratic Catch-22 that those Americans now confront when their spouses or children apply to become legal permanent residents.

Although the tweak that officials of Citizenship and Immigration Services are proposing appears small, immigration lawyers and advocates for immigrants say it will make a great difference for countless Americans. Thousands will no longer be separated from loved ones, they said, and the change could encourage Americans to come forward to apply to bring illegal immigrant family members into the legal system.

Read more in the NY Times at http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/07/us/path-to-green-card-for-illegal-immigrant-family-members-of-americans.html?_r=1&smid=fb-share

4 comments:

Anwar H. said...

i a'm immigrant should i apply now or just Waite?

Anonymous said...

Me and my husband are applying now but every situation is different you have to prove more then just financial hardship.

immigratingtousa said...

Genuine cases with strong bonds with US and real good reason to stay back would surely benefit and therefore live a peaceful live with legal status.

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