What Is i601a Waiver Extreme Hardship?

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Kaushik Ranchod Explains extreme hardship for an i-601a waiver






This Video offers a clear explanation of extreme hardship and how to address when filing an application.

Extreme hardship for I601a Waivers is one of the most frequently asked questions by people when they approach us here at The Ranchod Law Group.

A lot of people ask because it’s not clear what extreme hardship actually is. Let’s define it first by looking at what is it not. The best way to explain is to share the success story of a client who filed with us for an I601a Waiver and came back after three years to file for his U.S. citizenship.

We tackled the I601a Waiver by demonstrating extreme hardship through a myriad of factors: What we didn’t do was just claim that mere separation from his wife should be considered extreme hardship. He is from Peru and to demonstrate extreme hardship we argued career disruption if the U.S. citizen were not able to find the same kind of job back in the home country and this represents career and financial disruption.

For example, if the same level of income cannot be guaranteed, and consequently it becomes impossible to enjoy the same lifestyle, this could be considered another element of extreme hardship. This condition alone is generally not enough so what we did is combine all factors to create extreme hardship psychological conditions: if you have seen a therapist and you have certain psychological conditions as a U.S. citizen, this could be considered extreme hardship. If you have a specific type of medical condition or you’re taking care of a parent who is a U.S. citizen or a U.S citizen family member: that in itself is not extreme hardship but can be combined with other factors – it’s not just one thing, rather a myriad of things and circumstances we combine to create an extreme hardship.

If you have seen a therapist and you have certain psychological conditions as a U.S. citizen, this could be considered extreme hardship.

If you have a specific type of medical condition or you’re taking care of a parent who is a U.S. citizen or a U.S citizen family member: that in itself is not extreme hardship but can be combined with other factors – it’s not just one thing, rather a myriad of things and circumstances we combine to create an extreme hardship case.

I know it’s not fair that your separation from your spouse your loved ones is not considered extreme hardship because that is painful, however these are the cards that we’re dealt by the immigration law system. The legal standard of extreme hardship is higher, but we’re still able to win the majority of our cases by demonstrating extreme hardship in all of those situations where there are factors described.

The Ranchod Law Group cannot guarantee success in your case: every case is unique. However our approval rate is 20% above the national average as of today that I’m sharing this video with you!

Contact our office and discuss your case. We’ll be honest with you and explain what the real deal is if you want to find out whether or not your case qualifies for extreme hardship call us at (916) 613-3553.




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