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The 601 A “Unlawful Presence Waiver” Can Keep You in the US

The old 601A rules: a review New 601A waiver: 4 main changes In August 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expanded the eligibility for provisional unlawful presence waivers to all individuals who are eligible for the unlawful presence waiver and who can establish extreme hardship to a U.S. citizen, or…

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Newly expanded I-601A immigration waiver can keep your family together

Great news! In the name of Family Unity, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has just published in the Federal Register a final rule that will expand eligibility for provisional unlawful presence waivers to all individuals who are statutorily eligible for the unlawful presence waiver and who can establish extreme hardship to…

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601A Waivers of the Ten Year Bar and Marriage Based Green Card. Harlan York, the #1 Immigration Attorney.

601A Waivers of the Ten Year Bar and Marriage Based Green Card

Harlan York, the #1 Immigration Attorney.  The best choice for NYC or NJ family immigration.

This is an information video on 601A Immigration Waivers.   As of March of 2013, anyone who is married to a U.S. citizen, but does not have legal status, potentially qualifies for this new 601A waiver.   This recent development has been put in place due to the potential for extreme hardship that losing a family member places on these families.    These are very complicated cases, preparation is key.  You should be working with a team of experienced professionals who exclusively practice immigration law.  Contact our office today.

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USCIS Recommends Uniform I-601 Waiver Process

For many who seek to immigrate to the US, and for others here who want to apply for a green card, grounds of inadmissibility can stand in their way. Inadmissibility based on minor crimes and other small violations can render a foreign national ineligible from entering the US, receiving a…

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Same Sex Marriage For Immigration/ Green Cards : Updated For 2020

What are the benefits of same sex marriage immigration What Kind Of Marriage Is Considered Valid for Same Sex Marriage Immigration? Common issues for gay and lesbian couples trying to get a green card through marriage? Avenues for green card applications for same sex immigrants If you are in a…

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Can an undocumented immigrant marry a US Citizen?

The short answer? Yes. There is no law to prevent an illegal or undocumented immigrant from marrying a US citizen. Most of the laws around marriage in the United States have to do with age ( legal consent ranges from 15-17 in most states with parental consent, and is 18-21…

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How to Win Your Immigration Waiver – 9 Things You Must Know

Whether you are seeking a green card as: an applicant outside the US, applying for an immigrant visa at a consular office OR a person applying for adjustment of status in the US   You have a definite problem to overcome if you need an immigration waiver. Immigration waivers are…

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Marriage Based Green Cards: Top Questions & Mistakes 2021 / 2022

Does Getting Married automatically get me a green card? How long does it take to get a marriage based green card? Does criminal activity or border crossing affect marriage based or family immigration? Can I still apply for marriage-based immigration if I am gay and from a country where it…

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Facing Deportation? Know Your Rights & Know What To Do

What should an immigrant do who is facing deportation? What are my rights as an immigrant facing deportation? Choose a lawyer who specializes in immigration / deportation defense Download our free ebook on how to stop deportation It’s many people’s worst nightmare. You – or your loved one – receive…

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DACA Flip Flop Yet Again! Young immigrants in limbo. . .

Is DACA still in place? Who can apply for DACA? Can you currently renew your previous DACA status? If you are not yet a Dreamer, here is what you need to know to apply. Not in the DACA program? Don’t despair. DACA recipients are currently in limbo again Despite the…

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New Trump Immigration Order Flies in the Face of Common Sense

Obviously it’s an understatement to say that the new Trump order stinks. Temporarily suspending the H1B visa, and other work visas makes no sense, by ignoring the US need for workers in healthcare, schools, camps, technology, and so many other industries especially during Covid.  The mythological argument that immigrants steal…

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contact us Call 973.642.1111 now — we will reply ASAP! Email us We Reply ASAP Ready to get started? Book A Consultation MARRIAGE AND FAMILY-BASED IMMIGRATION OPTIONS Marriage based green card, (this also applies for same-sex marriages ) 601-A provisional waiver for spouse or children of US citizen K-1 visas for fiancee…

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What you need to know about “Extreme Hardship” for US Immigration

For many people, staying in the US can be a matter of life and death. Being deported could mean persecution in their own countries, torture, and/or death. But for many immigrants, extreme hardship means being forced to live without  your family, children, spouse, or simply losing your access to financial stability…

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What is “chain migration”? Director of USCIS refers to legal family immigration as “a problem”

Over the weekend Fox news published an article entitled: White House releases ‘explosive’ tally of green cards issued in ‘chain migration’. In this “Exclusive” about chain migration, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Lee Cissna is quoted as saying: “For years, we’ve known that large numbers of immigrants have been coming based…

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Why Immigration Waivers Get Denied: Top 3 Reasons

This article will discuss the newest immigration waivers – provisional waivers of the ten year bar, known as I-601As – that went into effect in March 2013. Recent reports show that about 70% of these immigration waivers are getting granted, which is not bad, but there could be a higher…

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