I-601 Waiver due to Immigration Visa Fraud
August 29th, 2022
Our client, “Luz” contacted our office for help with issues stemming from her entering the United States with her sister’s tourist visa. Luz sought to escape poverty and a dangerous situation in her native Colombia, and provide more educational and employment opportunities for herself and her two children. Luz was ineligible to receive her permanent residency without first obtaining an immigration waiver, due to her entry into the United States using another person’s visa.
Luz married a United States Citizen, “George”, several years ago. Unfortunately, shortly after the wedding, George began to suffer from heart disease and kidney failure. Throughout this entire process, Luz would accompany George to all of his medical appointments, and she would even cook him special meals each day that contained no salt and complied with his doctor’s orders. Our Boston immigration lawyers determined that, since George, a United States Citizen, would suffer an “extreme hardship” if Luz were to be removed from the United States, she could apply for a waiver of her unlawful entry into the United States. Her Waiver application was approved, and she is currently a permanent resident of the United States.