Attorney Weronika Costas obtained a National Interest Waiver and Green Card for Lena*, a Polish researcher and her husband and son. To get the National Interest Waiver we had to persuasively demonstrate that Lena* works in a area of substantial intrinsic merit in the United States, and that her continued research would greatly benefit the nation as a whole. It took USCIS a year to approve the Waiver, and another 6 months to approve the green cards, but now this family is able to stay and work in the U.S. permanently and continue contributing to our research community.
Health officials developed the Title 42 immigration policy in 1944 to slow the spread of communicable diseases in the United States. Before 1944, the government