My parents took me to the USA illegally when I was 11 yrs old and I had been living there since (I am 26 yrs old now). I married my husband in 2007 and submitted the application for my residency in 2010. I already had all my appointments in Ciudad Juarez and submitted my waiver in Feb 2012. I just got a letter saying that I need to submit more evidence of the extreme hardships my husband will/is suffering due to this situation. We submitted everything that we could, letters from doctors, prescription receipts, financial records , etc for the first waiver so we don't know what else can we possibly submit that we have not submitted yet. We also explained that my husband does not speak Spanish properly so moving to Mexico with me is out of the question. This is driving both of us crazy.
If you were allowed to submit more evidence to support your waiver, your case is not yet denied. I really wish you had hired an experienced immigration attorney.
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I agree, if you have been asked to submit more evidence then the waiver has not been denied. You should retain an immigration attorney that is experienced in doing waivers as soon as possible. These are complicated applications and needless to say, there is a lot at stake. Without examining all of your documents and seeing first hand what was submitted to the service, there is very little advice to give you in a forum such as this. Best of luck.
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I agree. Now is the time for your husband to find money and get a lawyer FAST ... you are not in the 'appeal' phase ... and you don't want to go there.
A good lawyer will help you find more evidence, or help your husband write a better hardship letter.
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I echo what my fellow lawyers say. A good lawyer can make a GREAT difference at this stage. You should get moving as soon as possible.
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