Since early last year, the availability of the new Stateside Waiver, has brought a rush of clients to our Miami office who are living in the South Florida area who are currently not in lawful status. Many of these clients are married to United States citizens, but previously were not able to adjust their status to lawful permanent residency, due to their manner of entry. Since 2001, these petitions were exclusive to immigrants who entered with a visa, or could prove they were inspected and admitted.
A recent couple, who had been married for a few years and had a young child, retained our services to help with their petition. We gathered voluminous documentation supporting the validity of relationship and filed an extensive package to USCIS with the I-130 petition.