Jacob Sapochnick appeared on the popular Radio Show Midday Edition with host Maureen Cavanaugh discussing the new I-601A waiver policy.
A change in immigration policy that may seem minor to most Americans, is likely to have a major impact of tens of thousands of families across the nation.
The new rule, that takes effect this March, will make it easier for undocumented spouses and children of U.S. citizens to wait for green cards here in the U.S., rather than back in their home country.
Jacob Sapochnick, a San Diego immigration attorney, says in order to obtain a waiver, the applicant must demonstrate their absence would cause “extreme hardship” to a qualifying relative such as a spouse or parent who is a U.S. citizen.
The policy is designed to help keep families together, while the often long process of documentation is completed.
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