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Immigration Reform Update

Immigration reform has been all over the news since Obama’s re-election.  Groups in both chambers of Congress report that they are very close to releasing immigration bills.  Remember that the introduction of a bill is the starting point of the process.  Each...

Provisional Waiver Rule Coming Soon

USCIS has announced that the Provisional Waiver rule will be published soon.  The Provisional Waiver allows I-601 extreme hardship waiver applications to be filed and adjudicated in the U.S. prior to leaving for the consular interview.  The effect is that visa...

Obama Victory Brings Certainty to DACA

Prior to the presidential election, young people faced a great deal of uncertainty about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) policy introduced by President Obama.  Mitt Romney had previously vowed to veto a DREAM Act and had stated that he would close the...