United States Customs and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) is considering changes that would allow certain immediate relatives (the spouse, children or parents of a U.S. citizen) who can demonstrate extreme hardship to a U.S. citizen spouse or parent to receive a provisional waiver of the unlawful presence bars (3 and 10 year) before leaving the United States.
These procedures are not in effect and will not be available to potential applicants until USCIS publishes a final rule in the Federal Register specifying the effective date. USCIS plans to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking in the coming months and will consider all comments received as part of that process before publishing a final rule.
If you or a loved one is in removal or deportation call Miller|Conway, Goose Creek, South Carolina Immigration Lawyers to help. Miller|Conway serves immigration clients throughout the Southeast including, but not limited to, clients in Charleston, Charlotte, Atlanta and Lumpkin, GA. The firm’s phone number is 843.764.3334 or you may contact us on the firm’s website. For more information follow Miller|Conway on facebook, twitter or view the firm’s immigration page, inmigracion page. As RESCUE COUNSEL Miller|Conway helps clients avoid removal/deportation or, in the alternative, extend our client’s time in the United States for up to several years.
NOTE: Be aware that some unauthorized practitioners of immigration law may wrongly claim they can currently file a provisional waiver application (Form I-601) for you. These same individuals may ask you to pay them to file such forms although the process is not yet in place. Miller|Conway and USCIS urge you to educate yourself in an effort to avoid such scams.