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What is an I-601 Waiver?

What is an I-601 waiver?

An I-601 “Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility” allows a foreign citizen to immigrate to the U.S., adjust their status to permanent resident, or seek admission to the U.S. as a nonimmigrant if the immigrant can prove that a “qualifying relative” would suffer extreme hardship if the waiver is not granted. You will use Form I-612 if there is a reason U.S. immigration would deny you entry to the U.S. because you are inadmissible. The waiver process is complex and faces a great deal of scrutiny from the USCIS.

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change of address

What You Need To Do That The USCIS Instructions Don’t Tell You: Changing Your Address

You’ve read the website and all the instructions carefully, but if you are a green card holder or a sponsor, there are some things you’ll need to do even if the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service doesn’t tell you to, like changing your address. If you are in search of an immigration in Cambridge, MA and the surrounding area, click here or call (617) 714-4375 to get in touch.

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Newest Presidential Proclamation

The White House Administration continues its assault on immigration to the US and immigrant communities already in the US. The latest Presidential Proclamation restricts issuance of visas to certain employment-based nonimmigrants.

The text of the proclamation is at https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-suspending-entry-aliens-present-risk-u-s-labor-market-following-coronavirus-outbreak/.

The local chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) provided the following summary of the order: AILANE-POTUS Proclamation 6-22-20-PressRelease

AILA National provided the following summary of the order:

“The Proclamation suspends the issuance of visas for those seeking entry pursuant to a(n):
• H-1B visa and any foreign national accompanying or following to join them;
• H-2B visa and any foreign national accompanying or following to join them;
• J visa, to the extent the foreign national is participating in an intern, trainee, teacher, camp
counselor, au pair, or summer work travel program, and any foreign national accompanying
or following to join them; and
• L visa, and any foreign national accompanying or following to join them.

The Proclamation will only apply to an individual identified above if they are:
• Outside the United States on the effective date of the Proclamation;
• Do not have a nonimmigrant visa that is valid on the effective date of the Proclamation;
and
AILA Doc. No. 20062291. (Posted 6/22/20)
• Do not have an official travel document other than a visa (such as a transportation letter,
boarding foil, or advance parole document), valid on the effective date of the Proclamation
or issued thereafter permitting the individual to be admitted to the United States.

Exemptions:
The Proclamation will not apply to the following individuals:
• lawful permanent residents;
• spouse or child of a U.S. citizen;
• any individual seeking entry to provide temporary labor essential to the U.S. food supply
chain;
• any individual whose entry would be in the national interest as determined by the Secretary
of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or their respective designees.

June 22 Presidential Proclamation

If you would like to set up a consultation to discuss your immigration situation, please contact Attorney Ellen Sullivan.

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