Under the current immigration laws, an individual or family member in deportation process can file for an exception or waiver (Forms I-601A and I-485). Psychosocial evaluations are the most effective way of determining and attesting hardship in U.S. immigration cases. Hardship assessment is the psychosocial evaluation of extreme distress as experienced by qualified member/s of the family.
There is no formal “hardship test.” This evaluation is extensive and, at times, tiresome. Whenever possible and appropriate, the relative and their children are evaluated.
The aim of the assessment is to find all factors that may result in significant adversity and suffering to the qualifying relative.
The type and severity of hardship are examined in view of whether the lawful resident remains in the United States without their immigrant husband/wife, or the possible risks of accompanying the immigrant back to their home country.
This assessment can be a crucial finding. It is an essential tool in determining whether sufficient humanitarian and compassionate considerations exist to justify giving an exemption and/or permanent resident status. Dr. Roth’s testimony has proved crucial at the time of canceling a pending deportation.
Please, do no minimize the importance of this assessment. Research studies show that psychological evaluations can make a huge difference in a legal outcome. We suggest you search for high-quality work, give us a call (314) 714-5227.