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Navigating the Immigration Maze: Celebrating Success with Six I-601A Waiver Approvals in One Month

At DeMine Immigration, we take pride in sharing our recent triumphs with you, our valued readers. In January, our firm achieved a significant milestone by securing approvals for not one or two, but six I-601A waivers.

These victories resonate deeply with us, as they signify the successful resolution of crucial cases for our clients.

Understanding the I-601A Waiver

So, what exactly is an I-601A waiver? This vital legal instrument allows certain immigrants to seek a waiver for their unlawful presence in the United States. To put it simply, it opens a door for individuals facing immigration challenges.

Why File an I-601A Waiver? 

Here is a scenario to explain the I-601A waiver: 

John is a native and citizen of Mexico. John entered the U.S. unlawfully by crossing the border in 2002. John did not have legal status to enter the U.S. John marries Maria- a U.S. citizen. Maria petitioned for John and John’s case is ready for consular processing at the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Since John did not enter the U.S. lawfully, he is not eligible to file his adjustment of status (residency) in the U.S. John would have to complete his case through consular processing at the U.S. consulate in Mexico. However, since John has resided in the U.S. unlawfully for more than 1 year, he has acquired a 10 year bar. As such, if John were to return to Mexico without first waiving his unlawful presence, he would be barred from returning to the U.S. John may file the I-601A unlawful presence waiver before he departs the U.S. for his interview in Ciudad Juarez. If John’s waiver is granted, barring any other grounds for denial, John would be eligible to be issued his immigrant visa and return to the U.S.

Navigating Processing Times

While the I-601A waiver offers a promising pathway to lawful status, the journey is not without its challenges. The processing times, as posted on USCIS.GOV, indicate a potential wait of up to 43 months*. We had a number of clients who were anxiously awaiting a decision on their waivers. The impact of COVID-19 further extended these timelines. Yet, in January, our firm witnessed a breakthrough with the approval of six waivers. This news brings relief to our clients who have been patiently waiting for the resolution of their cases.

As we continue to navigate the complex landscape of immigration law, we stand committed to delivering positive outcomes for our clients. Your trust fuels our dedication, and these six approvals reinforce our belief in the power of perseverance.

Ready to Navigate Your Immigration Journey? Contact DeMine Immigration Today!

If you find yourself facing immigration challenges or have questions about the I-601A waiver, our team at DeMine Immigration is here to guide you. Let's embark on this journey together. Contact us today for personalized assistance and expert advice.

*Note: Information provided is based on knowledge up to January 2024. Immigration policies and procedures may have changed; it is advisable to consult with legal professionals for the latest information.