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The Law Office of Laurel Scott, PLLC is located in Philadelphia, PA. We are best known for waivers of inadmissibility. Learn more...

Waivers of Inadmissibility

An immigrant would need a waiver of inadmissibility for prior unlawful presence, fraud, criminal history, etc. Learn more...


The Law Office of Laurel Scott offers online seminars, called "Webinars", which provide legal information to help people understand their cases better. Learn more...

Updates to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Policy Manual Volume Nine, regarding Waivers, were published October 21, 2016, effective December 5, 2016. In the updates, the evidence standard for certain compelling arguments has been lowered and useful guidance on what USCIS is looking for in extreme hardship cases has been provided, but the extreme hardship standard has not been substantially changed. The bulk of the updates are a mere clarification of existing policy. While some optimistically view the clarifications as an easing of the standard, the opposite is equally as possible; the standard may well have just become stricter. Whether the standard is looser or stricter, the difference is marginal either way.

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The consultation is the number one most important part of every immigration case. Before it takes place, complete an intake form, make a payment, and schedule an appointment.

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Info for Clients

Every immigration case is a cooperative effort between attorney and client. It is a complex, multi-step journey spread out over a long time. Understanding how to work with your attorney reduces stress and increases the efficiency of everyone's efforts. Learn more ...

Info for Immigrants

If you are interested in learning more about your options and what you need to know even if you can't legalize now, you can continue your research with the information found here.