Tag: Unlawful Presence

Extreme Hardship Guidance

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued policy guidance that clarifies how the agency determines “extreme hardship” waivers. “Extreme hardship” is a legal term for the burden of proof an applicant must meet in order to qualify for certin immigration-related waivers. These waivers are applied for by persons seeking to overcome grounds of inadmissibility […]

Why Naturalize? To Protect Family Members

If a relative comes to visit you in the United States and enters the country without a valid visa and without inspection at a port of entry, they are unlawfully present in the country and, therefore, considered “inadmissible” to the United States. Because a relative’s very presence in the United States violates U.S. immigration law, […]