Posted by | January 6, 2012 16:37 | Filed under: Top Stories

Up until now, undocumented workers had to leave the country before they could ask the government to waive a 3-10 year ban on coming back to the states. A new rule would allow families to request a waiver before an immigrant goes back home.

The illegal immigrants still must go home to finish the visa process to come back to the U.S., but getting the waiver ahead of time could reduce the time an illegal immigrant is out of the country…

Immigrants who do not have criminal records and who have only violated immigration laws can win a waiver if they can prove that their absence would cause an “extreme hardship” for their citizen spouse or parent. The government received about 23,000 hardship applications in 2011 and more than 70 percent were approved, the official said.

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