USICS Finally Announces Expanded Provisional Waiver Start Date

Posted by on July 29, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on USICS Finally Announces Expanded Provisional Waiver Start Date

Back in 2014, President Obama announced that there would be immigration reform by means of executive actions and changes within USCIS.  To date, none of those programs have been implemented, and the executive actions remain tied up in Court.  However, today, USCIS announced that it will begin accepting the expanded provisional waiver on August 29, 2016.  What does this mean?  How do you qualify?

If you are an undocumented immigrant, and you :

  • Are married to a US citizen or LPR or have a US citizen or LPR parent;
  • Have an approved I-130
  • Are not in immigration proceedings, or the proceedings are administratively closed;
  • Have no criminal issues other than minor traffic infractions;
  • Only ground of inadmissibility is unlawful presence; and
  • your qualify relative will suffer extreme hardship.  You can then apply for the waiver here, in the USA, before attending your consular interview, thus reducing the time of family separation.  This is a great new expansion of the provisional waiver program, and if you think you may qualify for this program or you want to learn more, contact my office!