Hi it’s Kaushik Ranchod here with Brian. So today we’re going to talk about the I-601 Waiver approval by our Immigration Law Firm. On I-601 Waivers with the
President Trump administration because as you know with the President Trump administration it is getting much more difficult for cases to get approved.
Overall there is a 40% denial rate increase.Our firm is still above 90% of overall approvals
But what is being approved now (and of course I have to say that even if these cases are getting approved) doesn’t mean that all of our court cases will be approved in the future: it’s on a case by case basis, and that’s why it’s essential to evaluate each specific unique factor, and you can call us at (916) 613-3553 if you have questions.
So in the I-601A Waiver that we just got approved, what we talked about for this situation is you have to show, for an extreme hardship I-601A Waiver, exceptional hardship to the U.S. citizen if they were separated or if the United States citizen were to go to the spouse’s home country.
One thing we showed was the history of psychological trauma that the U.S. citizen had and how that could continue to occur or even increase significantly because of the separation. That is known as psychological hardship.
Second – we talked about financial hardship, the fact that the couple had a home and they could very well lose that home if the spouse had to go to Mexico. Additionally, childcare, as well, would become so expensive that the household would not be able to afford it: that’s another argument that we made for this case. And then we tie all of these factors together to show the extreme hardship.
In many of our cases there’s not just ONE factor in and of itself that constitutes extreme hardship, but when we combine all of these factors BOOM! We’re able to show exceptional hardship! There’s one important factor that I left out – there is the spouse’s health condition as well that played a significant factor in the hardship as well.
- Provide a lot of medical records documenting all of this because you cannot just make stuff up you have to substantiate it with evidence.
- Create a very extensive legal brief with attention to detail, outlining all of these factors as well and tying it into a legal argument demonstrating the exceptional hardship and how, through the totality of circumstances, all of these factors create exceptional hardship.
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