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What are the chances of getting a I601 approved.

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A family friend who legally entered the U.S at age 16 voluntarily departed @ 27.He has no DUI, no crime or arrest record and no previous marriage. He has an approved i130 F4 category, and have been given the go ahead to file for a waiver at the consulate based on qualifying relative ( parent). While in the U.S he worked and paid taxes, earned 40 points ssa credits, registered with selective service, made donations to charities, and graduated with a Bsc. Even after proving extreme hardship to his father who is a LPR what chances does he have of getting the i601 approval

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  1. Best answer

    First, and most importantly, all the 'nice guy' stuff is irrelevant.

    The ONLY FOCUS will be on the hardship to his parent.

    Hire a lawyer, for the son

    Hire a psychologist, for the father

    Get lots of medical/financial records, of the father.

    This will increase the chances.

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  2. I think your chances are better in Immigration than they are in the Workers' Compensation Forum. I will toss you into the Immigration Pit.

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  3. He can file for a hardship waiver. You should consult with a local attorney to see if he qualifies.

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