I'm an American citizen, married to a Mexican man who crossed the U.S. border with the help of a "coyote" several years ago. We've been advised not to apply for a green card for him. The lawyer said that my husband would have to attend the final interview at a U.S. consulate in Mexico, where they might punish him for his years spent in the U.S. by refusing to let him come back for ten years. I guess things would have gone much better if he'd come to the U.S. legally, like on a visa. I don't want to pay the lawyer another consultation fee to check on this stateside waiver thing unless I know it's available to my husband even though he entered illegally. Is there a chance the provisional waiver will help him?