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Interviewed About Immigration & Unlawful Presence Waivers

I was recently interviewed by Heather Navarro, a graduate student at USC, about immigration trends and unlawful presence waivers.

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USCIS: “Deferred Action” and “Provisional Waivers” Public Information Notices as of July 6, 2012

USCIS recently posted the following public information notices as of July 6, 2012.  The notices warn the public not to apply yet either for Deferred Action for DREAMers or for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers for eligible spouses and children of U.S. citizens.  

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USCIS Proposes Process Change for Certain Waivers of Inadmissibility (Update & Commentary)

 

USCIS issued  a press release today on the Proposed Process Change for Certain Waivers of Inadmissibility.  Here is initial feedback on this press release.

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USCIS Issues Q&A on Proposed Stateside Processing Of Unlawful Presence Waivers

 

On Jan. 6, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted a notice of intent in the Federal Register outlining its plan to reduce the time that U.S. citizens are separated from their spouses and children under certain circumstances while those family members go through the process of becoming legal immigrants to the United States.

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Commentary on new Proposed Rule by USCIS to Unify Families Faster

 

USCIS has made an announcement that it seeks to seeks to unify families faster by allowing potential immigrants who are the spouses and children of U.S. citizens to apply for waivers of the unlawful presence bars while in the United States rather than waiting for the decisions of these waivers outside the country.  See  ANNOUNCEMENT.

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USCIS SEEKS TO UNIFY FAMILIES FASTER

 

The American Immgration Council reports that the administration today has taken  an important step toward fixing one of the most notorious problems with our broken immigration system—the 3 and 10 year bars. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it was filing a notice of intent to change a rule which would streamline the application process for many relatives of U.S. citizens currently eligible for permanent resident status, thereby minimizing the amount of time that applicants would have to be away from their families before being admitted into the United States.

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