The newspapers and websites have been full of rumors, half-truths and out-right lies about a new immigration rule change! The law has not changed; only a procedure. Because Congress refuses to do its job and reform our immigration laws (just as it refuses to act on anything that requires fixing in this country!), President Obama made this rule change without Congress, because he could…and because it makes sense.
U.S. citizens married to illegals (who entered the US illegally) can now file their Extreme Hardship Waiver while their illegal spouse stays with the family in the US. Foreigners who enter the U.S. illegally CANNOT legalize without returning to their home country where they risk not being allowed to come back to the U.S. for 10 years unless a Waiver is approved! The old rule required the foreign spouse to retun to his/her home country and wait for the Waiver there. The old rule sometimes kept family apart for 12 months or more!
Click the USCIS site below for more info or send your questions to my office thru our website: NaplesFloridaLawGroup.com. Or call. We are always willing to answer a quick question or two at no cost to you.
Casey Wolff, Esq.