January 24, 2013 – Another piece of good news is here for undocumented family members of US citizens. With President Obamaâ€™s efforts in reducing the number of deportations during his term, a new waiver has been implemented.
In January this year, the implementation of the waiver application for undocumented immigrants who have either children, parents or a spouse in the US was confirmed. Instead of them having to leave the US to go home to their home countries and apply for waivers there, they may now do so while they are in the US.
By March this year, the new waiver will take effect. By then, those who wish to apply for such waiver will only have to go home to their home countries for a short while for the consular process. The waiver is a good deal since rejections or problems will easily be dealt with while the applicant is still in the United States.
This is not the first program of Obamaâ€™s for immigration. Initially, in June 2012, he implemented the DREAM Act. This prevented those children who were brought to the US who met certain requirements and have been law-abiding citizens from being deported.
As for those who have passports from any of the members of the Visa Waiver Program, they only need to get an American ESTA visa to gain entry to the US. Such ESTA visa that can be applied for online will allow the holder to go to the US for a number of times within 2 years. Each visit is limited to up to 3 months.
Need help with your ESTA application, do ask National Visas.