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Want provisional status from CIR? Start saving now!

If Comprehensive Immigration Reform ("CIR") passes, millions of people without immigration status will have the opportunity to greatly improve their lives. By applying for a "provisional" immigrant status, they would be able to live and work here legally, eventually with the chance to become permanent residents and later citizens. Those opportunities, however, will not be cheap.

Senate Proposes Changes to Inadmissibility Waivers

immigration reform now.jpgComprehensive Immigration Reform under the Senate "Gang of Eight" bill would not only create new avenues of relief for the over 11 million undocumented individuals in the United States, but it would also make dramatic changes to our current immigration laws.

With such a long wait, why file a family-based visa petition now?

This blog and other outlets have explained that there is a tremendous wait for family-based immigrant visas subject to strict caps under the current law. Even though the estimated waits can be discouraging, now may actually be the best time to file a family-based visa petition because of the possibility for comprehensive immigration reform.

Is comprehensive immigration reform coming? Early suggestions for would-be applicants.

President Obama's re-election has renewed hopes of possible comprehensive immigration reform to permit undocumented foreign nationals to obtain legal immigration status. Especially considering the impact of people of color on this election, immigration reform is getting much more Republican support than in prior years, increasing the likelihood that such legislation may pass. President Obama has said he hopes to "seize the moment", and anticipates comprehensive immigration reform legislation will be introduced in Congress shortly after the inauguration of his second term.

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