Thursday, July 23, 2015


Despite a federal court order to the contrary issuing a temporary injunction, the DHS proposes expanding Obama's amnesty program:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to expand eligibility for provisional waivers of certain grounds of inadmissibility based on the accrual of unlawful presence to all aliens who are statutorily eligible for a waiver of such grounds, are seeking such a waiver in connection with an immigrant visa application, and meet other conditions.  The provisional waiver process currently allows certain aliens who are present in the United States to request from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) a provisional waiver of certain unlawful presence grounds of inadmissibility prior to departing from the United States for consular processing of their immigrant visas — rather than applying for a waiver abroad after the immigrant visa interview using the Form I-601, Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility (hereinafter “Form I-601 waiver process”)

First, DHS would eliminate current limitations on the provisional waiver process that restrict eligibility to certain immediate relatives of U.S.citizens. 

Second, DHS proposes to expand the provisional waiver process by eliminating the current restriction
that limits extreme hardship determinations only to aliens who can establish extreme hardship to U.S. citizen spouses or parents.

Or in short:


You may submit comments, identified by DHS Docket No. USCIS-2012-0003, by one of the following methods:   Follow this site’s instructions for submitting comments.

You may email comments directly to USCIS at  Include DHS Docket No. US
CIS-2012-0003 in the subject line of the message.


Laura Dawkins,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division,
Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 
Department of Homeland Security,
20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20529-2020.

Reference DHS Docket No. USCIS-2012-0003 on your correspondence

Also available on the Federal Registry 

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