Waiver Reform / Bars of Inadmissibility
For too long, too many U.S. citizens and their husbands, wives or children have faced family separation because immigration law denies judges the authority to review their cases. Lifetime sentences are applied without due process mechanisms that balance the facts of inadmissibility cases against the harm done to U.S. citizens.
CARES Act Exclusion (resolved)
Many US citizens who filed their taxes jointly with their non-citizen spouse receive no stimulus check under the CARES act. Exceptions included active duty military and spouses who have already received a social security number, a process that can take months if not years. Many of these citizens were working on the front lines in health care and other essential services, putting their lives at risk to protect Americans from COVID-19. This issue was resolved in the second round of economic impact payments.
Security Check Delays (resolved)
More than half a million cases were delayed in the early 2000s, and $20 million allocated to USCIS to resolve the issue in 2008 thanks in part to our advocacy efforts.
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