I received my Green Card, I totally recommend the Ranchod Law Group

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | Last Updated: September 28, 2016
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We are pleased to publish this recent endorsement by Nicole, who has recently been issued a Green Card. In this Testimonial, Nicole describes her experience with the Immigration Attorneys at the Ranchod Law Group:


“I recently received my green card, I’m very pleased with the work that Yesenia Rosas from Ranchod Law Group did for us, she was always available, she answered all my questions, and i had many questions :), I followed her advise about not traveling abroad while in the process. She came to the interview with us and it was so worth it to have her there. I totally recommend her and the Ranchod Law Group to anyone looking for a professional and responsible lawyer.”

Nicole R.





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I601A Waiver Approval for Client from a Caribbean Island

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | Last Updated: September 23, 2016
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Date I601A Waiver was Filed: January 4, 2016
Request for Additional Evidence Issued: July 14, 2016
Filed Response to Request: August 12, 2016
Date I601A Waiver was Approved: August 17, 2016

  • Our Client entered the U.S. in 2003 and married a U.S. Citizen in 2007
  • Together the couple has three children all born in the U.S.
  • Client’s spouse was in graduate school at an expensive for profit school where she had amassed a large amount of student loans
  • Client’s spouse would never be able to pay her student loans back from Client’s home country
  • Our Client’s spouse and children had received medical treatment in the past and would be without health care coverage abroad
  • Our Client’s spouse suffered from anxiety and depression at the prospect of being separated from client
  • Our Client and spouse share equally in their parenting, therefore client’s departure would also pose extreme hardship to Client’s spouse in that Client’s spouse has no one else to help her
  • The Ranchod Law Group documented the case as best as possible and aggressively responded to immigration’s request

This I601A Waiver Approval will be a life changing event for this lovely family: we are honored by the numerous Clients who choose to put their trust in The Ranchod Law Group in Sacramento CA.






I-601a Waiver Approval by The Ranchod Law Group





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I-601A Hardship Waiver Available to Spouses and Children of Lawful Permanent Residents

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | Last Updated: August 11, 2016
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BREAKING NEWS: On July 29, 2016, USCIS announced a final rule extending the I-601A Provisional Waiver to include spouses and children of lawful permanent residents.

This expansion will go into effect August 29, 2016

Until now, children and spouses of lawful permanent residents seeking to obtain a waiver of inadmissibility due to an unlawful entry and presence were required to exit the country while they awaited an approval of their waiver—which could take anywhere from six to twelve months. They were forced to leave their family, work and lives behind hoping they would be able to return when and if their waiver was granted. If the waiver was denied, they were faced with a three or ten-year bar to admission depending on the length of time they were unlawfully present in the United States prior to exiting.

The expansion will now allow the spouses and children of lawful permanent residents to file for their waiver inside the United States and await a decision here rather than having to exit the country. To qualify for an I-601A waiver, applicants must establish that their lawful permanent resident spouse or parent would suffer extreme hardship if the applicants are not allowed to return to the United States. The expansion does not change the requirement that the applicant exit the country for their interview once the waiver is granted—however the exit is significantly reduced from what would have taken several months of uncertainty to usually only a week or two with an already approved waiver.

If you think you qualify for an I-601A waiver it is important you contact an experienced immigration attorney who can evaluate the specifics of your case to make sure you qualify. There are multiple factors that can affect your case and cause a denial, such as multiple unlawful entries and a criminal record.

Furthermore, preparing and collecting evidence to prove extreme hardship is a daunting task that requires guidance and experience. If you would like to see if you qualify and want to have the merits of your case evaluated, please give the Ranchod Law Group a call to schedule a consultation.

Contact the Ranchod Law Group with offices in Sacramento and Santa Clara at 916-613-3553 or info@ranchodlaw.com if you have immigration questions.

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