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June 10, 2009

DHS Establishes Interim Relief for Widows of U.S. Citizens

For Immediate Release, Office of the Press Secretary, Contact: 202-282-8010


"U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today granted deferred action for two years to widows and widowers of U.S. citizens—as well as their unmarried children under 18 years old—who reside in the United States and who were married for less than two years prior to their spouse’s death.

“Smart immigration policy balances strong enforcement practices with common-sense, practical solutions to complicated issues,” said Secretary Napolitano. “Granting deferred action to the widows and widowers of U.S. citizens who otherwise would have been denied the right to remain in the United States allows these individuals and their children an opportunity to stay in the country that has become their home while their legal status is resolved.”...'.

Posted by VisaLawyer at June 10, 2009 08:12 AM


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