Evaluating Extreme Hardship: Overview of the New USCIS Guidance - Recording (.MP3)
On October 21, 2016, USCIS updated Volume 9 of the USCIS Policy Manual to incorporate new guidance on the evaluation of “extreme hardship” to a qualifying relative for purposes of a waiver of inadmissibility where a showing of extreme hardship is required. Our panel of experts will break down the new guidance in detail, evaluate its various components, and provide tips and strategies for preparing an effective hardship claim.
- The Evolution of the “Extreme Hardship” Standard: How Did We Get Here?
- An Overview of the New Guidance
- “Common Consequences” of Inadmissibility
- Hardship to a Qualifying Relative: Separation vs. Relocation
- Impact of Hardship to a Non-Qualifying Relative
- Hardship Factors: Individual Factors and Cumulative Consideration
- Aggregating Hardships to Multiple Qualifying Relatives
- Particularly Significant Factors that Generally Exceed the “Common Consequences”
- Documenting a Winning Case for Extreme Hardship