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Obama admin. proposes change to immigration law

Posted on January 9th, 2012 No Comments

On Friday, the Obama administration proposed a change to the current immigration law that requires illegal immigrants to leave the country before asking for a waive on the usual three to 10 year-ban before legally returning to the United States.

The new rule would allow spouses and children of the illegal immigrant to ask the government for a waive on the ban before they leave the country. While the visa process must still be completed in their home country, the waiver process could be cut short from months to weeks or days. The administration stated the change is to avoid separating families for long periods of time due to bureaucratic delays.

Immigrants without a criminal record who can prove that their absence would be a hardship on their families can also win a waiver. Last year, 23,000 immigrants applied for hardship applications and more than 70 percent were approved.

If you’re facing immigration issues that could cause a hardship on your relatives, contact the Austin immigration lawyers of the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC today at 512-323-2333 for more information.

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