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January 19, 2024, I-601A Approval

Breaking Barriers: Celebrating the Approval of the I-601A Waiver for our client Spouse of U.S. Citizen

In the realm of immigration law, victories are hard-fought and often come after navigating complex legal hurdles. Today, we're thrilled to share a success story that embodies hope and perseverance: the approval of the I-601A waiver for the spouse of a United States Citizen, by Barrera Legal Group.

The I-601A waiver, also known as the Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver, serves as a lifeline for individuals who find themselves barred from re-entering the United States due to previous periods of unlawful presence. This waiver is particularly crucial for spouses of U.S. citizens who may face separation from their loved ones for up to ten years if they depart the country to pursue legal immigration pathways.

So, how does the I-601A waiver work? Let's break it down.

When a non-citizen spouse of a U.S. citizen has accrued more than one year of unlawful presence in the United States and departs the country, they trigger what is known as the ten-year bar. This means they are ineligible to re-enter the United States for a period of ten years. However, the I-601A waiver provides a mechanism to request the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to waive this bar, allowing the individual to apply for an immigrant visa without having to wait out the full ten-year period abroad.

The process of obtaining an I-601A waiver is not without its challenges. Applicants must demonstrate extreme hardship to their qualifying relatives, typically the U.S. citizen spouse or parent, if they are not allowed to return to the United States. This requires thorough documentation and persuasive arguments to convince USCIS of the significant and compelling reasons why the waiver should be granted.

Today, we celebrate the approval of the I-601A waiver for our client by Barrera Legal Group, whose determination and resilience have paid off. With this waiver in hand, they can now proceed with their immigration journey without the fear of prolonged separation from their family. It's a testament to the power of perseverance and the importance of skilled legal representation in navigating the complexities of immigration law.

At Barrera Legal Group, we understand the profound impact that immigration decisions have on individuals and families. That's why we're dedicated to providing compassionate and effective legal guidance to help our clients overcome obstacles and achieve their immigration goals. If you or a loved one is facing challenges related to immigration, we're here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a brighter future.

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