Since the U.S.Congress has failed to amend attrocious immigration laws, President Obama is finally showing some creativity and backbone by changing the “rules” of how certain procedures are handled. Remember, the law HAS NOT CHANGED! Only how it is applied.
In the next several months, families made up of US citizens, green card holders and illegals will be able to remain together in the US while “waivers” are adjudicated by the USCIS here in the US. The current/old rule requires the illegal to leave the US and remain away from his family for months and months while the USCIS adjudicates his/her “waiver” and the illegal risks being trapped outside the US (away from his/her family) for up to 10 years. Remember, this “rule” change only changes the location of where the waiver is filed and approved/denied, and nothing else!
This is complicated stuff. This is NOT an amnesty so when you hear some blow-hard call it that, just smack him with a newspaper just like you would a bad pet. (Just kidding PETA.)
Finally, this new rule has NOT passed; it has only been proposed. Stay tuned to this Blog or feel free to contact my office thru our website.