Have you considered how recent executive actions on immigration may create new opportunities to adjust status and overcome inadmissibility? For example:
- DACA and DAPA grantees who entered the U.S. EWI but then travel on advance parole will qualify to adjust status if they are immediate relatives
- No travel on advance parole will be considered a departure for purposes of triggering the unlawful presence ground of inadmissibility
- More family members of veterans and those in active duty military service will qualify for parole-in-place, and for adjustment of status under 245(a)
- More family-based immigrants will qualify for a provisional waiver of the unlawful presence ground if consular processing
- Anticipated national guidance on the extreme hardship standard will likely make it easier for waiver applicants.
To learn more about all of these aspects of the new executive actions that impact on family-based immigration, join Susan Schreiber and Charles Wheeler for this informative discussion.