Monday, June 4th, 2018

AAO VAWA Self-Petitioner I-601 / I-212 Waiver Victory

"Upon review, the AAO finds that the applicant has established a sufficient connection between the battering and subjection to extreme cruelty she suffered at the hands of her former spouse and her departure and reentry to the United States that gave rise to inadmissibility under section 212(a)(9)(C)(i) of the Act.  Section 212(a)(9)(C)(iii) of the Act.  The AAO finds the record to support that her entry was connected to her "battering or subjection to extreme cruelty" at the hands of her former spouse, as required by section 212(a)(9)(C)(iii) of the Act.  Accordingly, the applicant has shown that she meets the requirements for a waiver under section 212(a)(9)(C)(iii) of the Act.  The AAO finds that the compelling circumstances in the present matter warrant a favorable exercise of discretion. … The factors weighing in favor of granting the applicant permission to reapply for admission to the United States include the fact that she has an approved