Skip to main content
Ruby Lichte Powers

Ruby Powers’s Legal Guides

9 total


    1. Final rule published January 3, 2013 and USCIS will start accepting I-601A waiver (provisional waivers) on March 4, 2013 2. Only applies if the applicants qualifying relative is a US citizen spouse or parent. 3. Only applied if the applicants ground of inadmissibility will be...

    Read more 

  • Immigration Law: Provisional Waiver Rule Effective March 4, 2013

    The Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver has officially been approved and we expect it to be in motion no later than March 4, 2013. The public comment period on the regulation ended on June 1, 2012 and the final rule was published in the Federal Register on January 3, 2013. The P...

    Read more 

  • NEW: Centralized I-601 Waiver Filing Process - I-130/NVC/Visa Appt/I-601 Waiver

    As of June 4, 2012, the filing processing and adjudication of Forms I-601 and Forms I-212 will be centralized domestically. These forms must be filed by mail to the USCIS Phoenix Lockbox in the United States. The Phoenix Lockbox will process the application and send to the Nebraska Service Center.

    Read more 

  • Foreign-Filed I-601 Waivers: New Procedure starting late Spring/Early 2012

    Foreign I-601 Waivers: New Procedure starting late Spring/Early 2012 In a teleconference on March 9, 2012,USCIS announced plans to transition all usually foreign filed I-601 applications for unlawful presence, criminal, misrepresentation, and other kinds of inadmissibility waive...

    Read more 

  • Twelve Things to consider about the Provisional Waiver – I-601A waiver

    Law Office of Ruby L. Powers - Immigration Law Firm focused on Waivers It is not yet available (as of April 2012), but everything points to it being available later in the year. You must already have an approved I-130 or I-360. It cant be pending. If you are in removal proceedin...

    Read more 

  • How to not to be fooled by US Immigration Law

    Immigration law is not always logical. I remember before I was an immigration attorney I thought there could be no way the U.S. Government would keep foreigners who married US citizens from living in the country. That is crazy! I thought. My husband and I, before I was an immigra...

    Read more 

  • Ciudad Juarez I-601 Waiver Timeline: From I-130 to I-601

    August 25, 2011 I-601 Waiver Attorney, Ruby L. Powers A common question I am asked by potential clients whose only option to obtain legal permanentresidency for their spouse or fianc from Mexico is, 'How long will it take?' The answer is not concrete but depends on several varia...

    Read more 

  • Seven Tips for Finding the Right Immigration Attorney for You

    Finding the right immigration attorney can be a challenge and you need to make sure that you find the right one to entrust your important immigration matters to his/her expertise. Here are a few things to consider in making the right choice:

    Read more 

  • Top Ten Ways to have a successful Asylum Interview

    Before - Review declaration and application Review your declaration and application some time after you submit it and a week or two before your interview. You can better catch any errors and also rea

    Read more