Pride Immigration Law Firm PLLC Offers Processing for all Types of Immigration Waivers
The landscape of U.S. legal immigration services is changing. Immigration waivers are becoming more widely utilized by more individuals in order to help them avoid certain penalties and remain in the U.S. under a lawful status.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Pride Immigration Law Firm PLLC Offers Processing for all Types of
The landscape of U.S. legal immigration services is changing. Immigration waivers are
becoming more widely utilized by more individuals in order to help them avoid certain
penalties and remain in the U.S. under a lawful status. In response to the increasing
number of individuals seeking immigration waivers, Pride Immigration Law Firm PLLC is
now offering immigration waiver services including I-601 waiver and I-601A waiver
Along with offering affordable immigration waiver processing, Pride Immigration Law
Firm PLLC is hoping to spread awareness of the usefulness of the I-601 and I-601A
waiver which have significant benefits for those who qualify. Both waivers can allow
qualifying individuals to avoid penalties for “unlawful presence” or, time spend in the U.S.
without being under a lawful status. The penalties for unlawful presence can be a 3 year
or even a 10 year bar on lawful re-entry to the U.S., depending on how much time the
individual has accrued in the U.S. without a lawful status.
Both waivers are based on the idea of “extreme hardship”, which is why these waivers
are also commonly referred to as “extreme hardship waivers”. The term, “extreme
hardship” has a specific legal definition that must be satisfied in order for an individual to
qualify for either waiver. To satisfy the requirements for extreme hardship, the court must
determine that if the applicant is removed from the U.S., the qualifying relative (individual
related to the applicant) would suffer a hardship that is worse than the hardship
experienced by an ordinary familial separation.
Although both waivers are very similar, there is a key difference between who is eligible
for the two waivers:
1) The I-601 Hardship Waiver can only be submitted after an official immigration interview
2) The I-601A Waiver can be submitted by an individual while in the U.S.
Different types of immigration waivers also exist that can help individuals avoid penalties
for certain events in their past. These are all forms of hardship waivers and include:
Criminal Conviction Waiver
Misrepresentation or Fraud Waiver
A common misconception that many individuals make with immigration waivers is that
they are simple and can be managed without help from a licensed immigration lawyer.
However, both the I-601 and I-601A hardship waivers need to be managed by legal
professionals because of their potential to trigger a three year or ten year bar. However,
potential candidates should not be deterred from these waivers due to the benefit of
allowing individuals to surpass standard penalties. For more details visit