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Listening period for proposed immigration policy to keep families together

Listening period for proposed immigration policy to keep families together reports on the 60-day public-comment period that began Monday for a proposed policy that would allow illegal immigrants who are immediate family members of U.S. citizens to remain with their families longer while applying for permanent residency.

People can submit their input on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ proposal at through June 1.

The rule would allow illegal immigrants, through a provisional waiver, to remain with their families longer if they could demonstrate that separation would pose an extreme hardship on their spouse, parents or children.

The government expects the rule to reduce the financial and emotional hardship for families of illegal immigrants and also increase efficiencies in processing visas.


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Kurt Wiesner

Thanks Lowell for the helpful pointers to using the site.

Lowell Grisham

The site is difficult to navigate for a first-timer.

I searched “immigration” and found the rule. Helps to know the title: “Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility for Certain Immediate Relatives” I hope that is the correct rule change. The site crashed my browser when I tried to open the .pdf to read it.

I also ran out of time the first time I tried to comment. The site shuts off after 20 minutes. It took me half that time to find my way to the comment page.

I hope these hints help others comment. This change would be a great humanitarian gesture to families who are thrown into chaos when a loved-one without documents is picked up.

Lowell Grisham

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