- Date Filed: 1/2/2018
- Date Approved: 2/4/2019
The Facts About this Approval
- Applicant has two U.S. citizen children from a relationship he had while in the U.S.
- Is now married to a U.S. citizen
- He is the stepfather of his wife’s children from her prior marriage.
- applicant returned to his home country on his own for two years;
- his qualifying relatives (wife and two children) tried to relocate for the two-year period.
Applicant’s wife has received therapy in the past which we argued is relevant in both scenarios
- If waiver were denied, Applicant would not be able to see his children from his prior relationship.
- If his wife relocated, she wouldn’t be able to see her own children.
- If waiver was denied, the wife and children would all lose their health coverage which is provided by Applicant’s employment.
- Applicant’s wife is a student, unemployed, and completely financially dependent on Applicant, a role he could not fulfill from abroad.
- Applicant couldn’t meet his child support payments from abroad.
approvals are currently taking around 17.5 months
We were pleased with the comparably quick turnaround.
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