Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Provisional Waivers Provide Some Relief from Separation for U.S. Citizens and their Foreign National Spouses

Provisional I-601A Waivers provide some relief to the long separation couples endured prior to President Obama's policy changes in the waiver process for spouses of U.S. Citizens. This weekend, NPR featured a couple enduring one of those separations. They filed a waiver application prior to the Obama administration's implementation of the "state-side" waiver which allows the foreign national spouse to wait for an interview notice while remaining in the U.S. Rather than having to leave prior to the interview notice and potentially waiting for over a year while the application is being processed, as the couple in NPR's story. You can listen to their story here. 

Courtesy of Caly Muniz Castro/NPR