As of the time of this posting, President Obama has not signed any such law. He has, however, recently stated on national television that introducing a bill for comprehensive immigration reform will take place within the first year of his second term.
My colleague is correct ... there is no law ... only a program: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=f2ef2f19470f7310VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=f2ef2f19470f7310VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD
PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- This blog posting is offered for informational purposes only. It does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Also, keep in mind that this is an INTERNET BLOG. You should not rely on anything you read here to make decisions which impact on your life. Meet with an attorney, via Skype, or in person, to obtain competent personal and professional guidance.
I believe what you are referring to is an I-601-A waiver and some of your assumptions regarding it are incorrect. You can click the link below for more information regarding this.
Law Offices of Nicklaus Misiti
212 537 4407
Legal disclaimer: The statement above is general in nature, as not all the facts are known. You should retain an attorney to review all the facts specific to your case in order to receive advise specific to your case. The statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
The administration will implement new regulations that allow those who will need a waiver of unlawful presence in order to obtain a green card through an immediate relative who is a US citizen to apply for the waiver without first having to leave the US. Once the waiver is approved they still need to leave the US but should be able to return on an immigrant visa provided they otherwise qualify for it.
There is no new law yet.
We understand how important that is to our clients, but when a law is passed, we will all hear about it at the same time.
For now all we can do is wait.
Law Office of Marc Taylor, Esq. PC, www.usavisanow.com, 888-645-6272, firstname.lastname@example.org , 224 W. 4th Street, Suite 200, New York, NY 10014 The statement above is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice, as not all the facts are known. You should retain an attorney to review all the facts specific to your case in order to receive advise specific to your case. The statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship. Answers on Avvo can only be general ones, as specific answers would require knowledge of all the facts. As such, they may or may not apply to the question.
If you're talking about the provisional waiver program then feel free to read more here: http://www.tunitskylaw.com/site/630727d257bf4684829db976aefebd4d/new-item?url=http%3A%2F%2Ftunitskylaw.com%2FProvisional_Waivers.html#2983
The information offered is general in nature and not meant to be relied upon as legal advice. Please consult an attorney prior to making legal decisions. Visit us at www.tunitskylaw.com. Contact us at 713.335.5505 or email at email@example.com. Veronica Tunitsky offers in-person, as well as telephone and email consultations.