In addition to releasing draft provisional waiver policy changes for public comment, USCIS has also issued draft guidance relating to extreme hardship and how adjudicators are supposed to be evaluating cases requiring such a showing. These changes, if effective, would be incorporated into the USCIS Policy Manual and purportedly establish a more standardized definition of extreme hardship.
It seems that for the last couple of months, the media has been enamored of talking about the Republican candidates for President. Only within the last few weeks has more attention been drawn to the Democrats and what they stand for. It is probably oversimplying things to reinforce the polarities between both parties, but generally speaking, it is probably true that a Democratic president is more likely to foster a friendlier climate for immigration reform than a Republican. But what exactly are the Democratic contenders' positions about immigration? Here's a few generalizations that seem to stick out about the two front runners Bernie Sanders and Hilary Clinton.
A new White House Campaign to make the final steps to citizenship easier for legal immigrants, may add millions of voters in time for next year's presidential election. Currently, according to recent statistics, there are approximately 8.8 million legal immigrants in this country who are eligible to become American citizens. The citizenship campaign is part of the Executive Actions campaign that President Obama announced in November of last year.