First, let us state outright: the inclusion of this Motley Crue video was done only at the suggestion of the client. Benach Ragland is not, and never has been, a fan of Motley Crue. But, as dedicated counselors, we will tolerate hair metal for the needs of the client.
We are happy to report that today we received our first visa at a U.S. Embassy abroad for an individual who required an I-601A provisional waiver. Our clients received the passport with the immigrant visa in the mail from the U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro. The clients left the U.S. last month for the visa application after we obtained approval of an I-601A provisional hardship waiver. This required the leap of faith that they would be able to return. While inadmissibility due to unlawful presence had been waived, if the consulate were to find any other inadmissibility, our client would not be able to return. we carefully scoured his record and determined that there was no other ground of inadmissibility. The clients then took the risk based upon our advice. Gulp. After some typical bureaucratic miscues, such as the physician failing to deliver the report and a request for a document that the consulate had returned, the visa was issued today.
Our client got to see his family for the first time in over a decade. His parents met their U.S. citizen granddaughter. Husband, wife and child will return after a month spent reconnecting with family in Brazil solid in the knowledge that U.S. immigration law should never require their separation again.
Congratulations dear friends.