Proposed Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Is Not in Effect
Release Date: April 27, 2012
USCIS Reminds the Public to Avoid Scams and Unauthorized Practitioners of Immigration Law
WASHINGTON—On March 30, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register outlining its plan to reduce the time U.S. citizens are separated from their immediate relatives (spouses, children, parents) while those family members are in the process of obtaining an immigrant visa to become lawful permanent residents of the United States.
Since the announcement, USCIS has become aware of public misperceptions about the rule-making process and when the provisional unlawful presence waiver process will take effect. To address these issues, USCIS advises:
A detailed Web page addressing the proposed rule is currently posted to www.uscis.gov/provisionalwaiver.
Last Reviewed/Updated: 05/03/2012