AILA Public Statements, Press Releases

New Edition of Waivers Resource Released by AILA

9/6/22 AILA Doc. No. 22090602. Waivers

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) released the fourth edition of The Waivers Book: Strategies for Overcoming Inadmissibility, Removability, and Other Barriers to Immigration Benefits in both print and eBook formats.

Waivers are a key tool in an immigration law practitioner’s toolbox. Barriers to eligibility, such as unlawful presence, misrepresentation, or a criminal background can be overcome with the exercise of the government's discretion.

The new edition of The Waivers Book is a comprehensive guide to the complex world of immigration waivers. It contains useful legal strategies for applying for waivers of inadmissibility and removability and has been expanded to cover asking the government to exercise its waiver-like discretion to remove obstacles that would otherwise prevent a client from obtaining certain immigration benefits.

The Waivers Book shows practitioners how to overcome:

  • Inadmissibility under INA §212(a);
  • Removability under INA §237(a);
  • A late-filed request for change or extension of status;
  • An overstay or unauthorized employment by an adjustment of status applicant;
  • The death of a petitioner before I-130 or visa approval;
  • Inability to comply with the I-751 joint filing requirement;
  • Loss of F-1 status;
  • The two-year home residency requirement for J visa holders;
  • Inability to take naturalization tests and oath; and more.