Sunday, November 23, 2014

Home News White House pushes immigration change

White House pushes immigration change

Industry News

The Obama Administration eases visa requirements for thousands of illegal immigrants.

| January 8, 2013

From SAF: The Obama Administration this week eased visa requirements for thousands of illegal immigrants – those who have a spouse, parent or child with U.S. citizenship. Currently, they must leave the U.S. and apply for a “forgiveness waiver” before they can apply for an immigrant visa – and if they don’t get the waiver, they are barred from returning to the U.S. for up to 10 years, which has deterred many from applying. To qualify, an applicant must be inadmissible only on account of unlawful presence in the U.S. and must demonstrate that being separated from family would mean “extreme hardship” for his or her U.S. relative.

The rule change announced this week says that those who qualify can apply for waivers from within the U.S., starting March 4. Although they must return to their native country for a brief period for the visa process, they will do so with the waiver in hand – greatly reducing the risk in applying, because they would still be in the U.S. when they heard the decision.

President Obama has pledged to push for comprehensive legislation early this year, but the timetable is greatly complicated by the need for another round of fiscal negotiations over the debt ceiling in February, and the push for a new gun control bill.

Click here to continue reading.
 

Top news

Come join The Millionaires' Club

Lawn & Landscape and PLANET will bring you a virtual conference aimed at helping you hit that magic number.

Dixie Chopper employee sets world record

The company's marketing manager set a Guinness record on zero-turn mower.

Ruppert Landscape hires CFO

Tom Barry previously worked for The Oliver Carr Company.

People are strange

Thoughts from the floor of the 2014 Irrigation Show.

Measure up

See how you stack up to your competition with the latest exclusive research from L&L.

x