American families and green card holders will soon be able to sponsor their illegal spouses without risk of deportation, or prolonged separation.
This is great news for families where one family member has overstayed their visa. It looks like the 3 or 10 year penalty is being avoided.
The New York Times states:
“Now Citizenship and Immigration Services proposes to allow illegal immigrants to get a provisional waiver in the United States before they leave to pick up their visas. Having the waiver in hand will allow them to depart knowing they almost certainly will be allowed to return, officials said. The agency is also seeking to cut down wait times for immigrants overseas to only a few weeks. ”
This proposed rule is not yet in effect, but does NOT require congressional approval. The Obama administration is planning for the new rule to be in effect this year!
Here is the link to the full Times article.
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