Morristown Family Immigration Attorney Discusses Sponsoring Your Spouse with a 601 Waiver
Just this week, a woman came to my office as a Morristown Family Immigration Attorney with her husband, they’d been married many years, and she had a very important question: I’m a citizen, can I sponsor my husband? The only tricky part was that he hadn’t come in with a Visa, they had come in across the border. They’d been married about 15 years. A few years ago I would have had no good solution, but fortunately, in March of 2013, President Obama initiated a program called the I-601 Provisional Waiver, and now I am able to give an affirmative response: yes, you can sponsor your husband in a scenario like this.
One thing that I had to explain to her as a Morristown Family Immigration Attorney was in order for her husband to interview in the US, he had to demonstrate a lawful entry which this man could not. However, because of the I-601 Provisional Waiver, someone who is married to a citizen and can show extreme hardship to that citizen can be approved. A person could depart the US, interview with the US embassy back home, and after remaining outside the US for a week or two, re-enter the US, and obtain their green card in the mail.
If you have questions about sponsoring your spouse in New Jersey, contact our experienced Morristown Family Immigration Attorney.