Supreme Court DOMA Decision Rules Federal Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

On Wednesday, June 26, 2013 the Supreme Court ruled married gay and lesbian couples are entitled to federal benefits. This is a major victory for the gay rights movement and could have far reaching implications for bi-national same sex couples. Please check back for a detailed analysis of these decisions, and their implications for foreign [...]

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Waiver Wire #8

 News and Notes in the World of Waivers #8 AAO Approves §212(i) Waiver for Mexican Wife of USC  AILA Infonet Doc. No 11090132    The applicant in this case is a native and citizen of Mexico.  She misrepresented her intentions when she entered the United States as a visitor and, as a consequence, was found [...]

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Waiver Wire #7

News and Notes in the World of Waivers #7   Filing Form I-601 Applications for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility in London   The London Field Office has jurisdiction for adjudicating I-601 applications filed in the following countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Republic of Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.   Applicants residing in Denmark, [...]

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Waiver Wire #6

News and Notes in the World of Waivers #6    USCIS Denys AILA’s Request to Hold Adjustment Denials in Abeyance While I-601s are Appealed  When I-601 applications are denied, the USCIS field office typically denies the underlying I-485 application as well.  Applicants have the right to appeal the I-601 application, but not the underlying adjustment [...]

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Waiver Wire #5

News and Notes in the World of Waivers #5 USCIS Issues Draft Policy Memorandum on Requests to Expedite Adjudication of Forms I-601 Filed Overseas   In January 2011, USCIS issued a draft policy memorandum outlining the guidelines it expects all USCIS employees to follow when considering requests to expedite adjudication of Forms I-601 filed by [...]

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Waiver Wire #4

News and Notes in the World of Waivers #4   Board of Immigration Appeals Holds Permanent Residents Are Eligible for Nonpermanent Resident Cancellation of Removal   Matter of Martinez, 25 I&N Dec. 66 (BIA 2009)   On September 21, 2009, the BIA issued a decision holding that, notwithstanding the heading of the section which refers [...]

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Waiver Wire #3

News and Notes in the World of Waivers #3 On February 4, 2011 the Eleventh Circuit issued a critical federal court decision with respect the 212(h) bar to relief for aggravated felons. Certain people are barred from seeking a discretionary waiver under 212(h), which states in relevant part:                           No waiver shall be granted under [...]

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Waiver Wire #2

News and Notes in the World of Waivers #2 Revised Form I-212 As of January 6, 2011, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will only accept the November 23, 2010 version of Form I-212, Application for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal. This form is used by individuals who are inadmissible under [...]

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Waiver Wire #1

News and Notes in the World of Waivers #1 Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Waiver Wire, a monthly post designed to provide breaking news, case law, tips and insights of interest to legal professionals doing waiver work.  In addition to the monthly posts, I hope that, with your help, the waiver wire will [...]

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