Within Immigration law, there are different waivers and forms of relief in which some type of “hardship” showing is a requirement. For Waivers of Inadmissibility or Hardship Waivers, there is a required showing of “extreme hardship.” These waivers generally focus on hardship that certain qualifying family members would suffer if the applicant/immigrant were denied a waiver. The applicant must prove that the qualifying relative would experience hardship. The USCIS specifies that they must make extreme hardship determinations based on the factors, arguments, and evidence submitted. USCIS offers considerations and factors that may support a finding of “extreme hardship” including, psychological impact, psychological trauma, psychological stress, and psychological harm. A Forensic Psychologist can conduct an evaluation of an immigrant or qualifying relative and offer their opinion on these matters in the form of a report, to be submitted as supporting evidence.
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