Vienna, Virginia (findit) April 16, 2019 – A Vienna immigration attorney at Johnson & Masumi recently published a blog post answering the question, what is an immigration hardship waiver? The waiver can help keep families together if a member is facing deportation, are unable to apply for an adjustment of immigration status while in the U.S., or are unable to immigrate. To qualify for a hardship waiver, the applicant must demonstrate “extreme hardship” on behalf of a qualifying family member. This means that an immigrant must show that the relative in question would suffer extreme hardship if they were separated due to the immigrant’s deportation or refusal of entry into the U.S.. Financial hardship does not qualify an immigrant to receive a waiver. Instead, it must be shown that the relative would be forced to deal with emotional trauma, such as severe separation anxiety, to qualify for a waiver. In most cases, the immigrant’s own hardship is not relevant, and the focus is solely on a relative’s hardship. However, certain cases may allow for the immigrant to show that they themselves face individual conditions that qualify for hardship. There are several types of waivers available, each of which applies to   Read more…