Is it true that we can’t claim extreme hardship to our children for the provisional waiver?
I’m a U.S. citizen, married to a man from El Salvador. He’s been living here for the last eight years. Because he entered the U.S. illegally, attorneys have told us he is not eligible to adjust status in the U.S., and would have to go to the U.S. consulate in El Salvador to apply for his green card – where they might not let him come back for ten years. But now we’ve heard that this new, provisional waiver might let us apply in advance for him to be allowed straight back into the U.S. with his green card, if he can prove extreme hardship to his U.S. spouse or parents. That’s very exciting; but his only U.S. citizen relatives are me and our two children. I will suffer if my husband is denied the right to stay in the U.S., but no worse than anyone else in my shoes would, I guess. It’s our kids who would really suffer. I work full-time, but my husband works only part-time, and is always at home in the afternoon to spend time with them. Plus, our younger child is mentally disabled, and my husband understands and can communicate with him better than anyone. I can’t believe I’m reading the accounts of this waiver right; is it true that the hardship my children would suffer doesn’t count here?