The New Immigration Law: Provisional Waiver

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“An Unjust Law is No Law at All.”
As Saint Augustine, known above all as the great thinker who peacefully influenced philosophy and theology, the thrust of the spirituality of the Latin Church, and the development of apostolic endeavors, once said, “An unjust law is no law at all.” In other words, an unjust law would be a law, which takes away ones freedom, or causes harm, or basically just causes chaos. This is the exact opposite of what a law is put in place to do. For a law to be a just law, a law must cause a positive change for those who the law is intended. Based on this criterion, the Provisional Waiver law is a bad law.

The new immigration law: Provisional Waiver was announced by the Department of Homeland Security on January 3, 2012. Though this law immigrants who are inadmissible due to unlawful presence in the United States may remain in the United States while their request for a waiver of inadmissibility is being processed. According to USICIS regulation, “the applicant must be an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen of at least seventeen years of age, inadmissible only on account of unlawful presence, and demonstrate the denial of the waiver would result in extreme hardship to his or her U.S. citizen spouse or parent.” Immigrants will not be required to return to their country of origin until, either their waiver has been approved, in which case they will need to return in order to attend their consular interview and obtain their visa, or that waiver is denied. The new process is expected to shorten the time U.S. citizens are separated from their immediate relatives while those family members are obtaining immigrant visas to become lawful permanent residents of the United States. BODY PARAGRAPHS

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