There are still unanswered questions regarding the proposed rule that will allow spouses and children of U.S. citizens to await the pendency of a provisional waiver for unlawful presence in the U.S. For example, what happens if the waiver is denied? Will the applicant be placed in removal proceedings? Also, the rule change will not expand the applicant pool for the waiver – it only applies to spouses and children of U.S. citizens and not lawful permanent residents. Additionally, “[i]mmigrants deemed inadmissible for any other reason other than unlawful entry – like those accused of crimes – would not be allowed to apply for the waiver.” For more information, please click on the link.
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