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People Vs Joseph Amico

Covered by NYDaily News. Las Vegas man accused of threatening a prominent attorney and making vile remarks.

Faced 10+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Anna Sorokin

Covered by New York Times, and other outlets. Fake heiress accused of conning the city’s wealthy, and has an HBO special being made about her.

Faced 3+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Genevieve Sabourin

Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

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Juror who prompted calls for new Ghislaine Maxwell trial turns to lawyer who defended Anna Sorokin.

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The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.

In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

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The reason is simple: clients want white glove service, and lawyers who can win. Every single client who works with the Spodek Law Group is aware that the attorney they hire could drastically change the outcome of their case. Hiring the Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously. Our lawyers handle cases nationwide, ranging from NYC to LA. Our philosophy is fair and simple: our nyc criminal lawyers only take on clients who we know will benefit from our services.

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What Happens After the I-601A Waiver Gets Approved?

What Happens After the I-601A Waiver Gets Approved?

The I-601A waiver, also known as the provisional unlawful presence waiver, allows certain immigrants who are seeking lawful permanent resident (LPR) status or green cards to apply for a waiver of inadmissibility due to unlawful presence while still in the United States. This waiver helps reduce the time an immigrant would otherwise have to spend outside the U.S. waiting for their green card application to be processed.

So what happens after the I-601A waiver gets approved by USCIS? Here is a step-by-step overview:

Receive Packet from U.S. Embassy/Consulate

Once USCIS approves the I-601A waiver, they will notify the Department of State’s National Visa Center (NVC). The NVC will then communicate this approval to the appropriate U.S. embassy or consulate in your home country. Within about 1-2 days after USCIS approval, you should receive a packet of information from the embassy/consulate via mail carrier DHL. This packet will provide instructions on scheduling a new immigrant visa interview at the consulate [1].

Schedule Immigrant Visa Interview

Following the instructions in the packet from the embassy/consulate, you will need to schedule an interview appointment. This is usually done online through the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) website. The interview date tends to be scheduled 2-3 months after the packet is received [2].

Complete Medical Examination

Another requirement before the interview is to complete a medical examination at an approved facility. The examination must occur at a facility approved by the U.S. embassy/consulate in your home country. You will receive the results in a sealed envelope to present at your interview [3].

Attend Visa Interview

Once you have completed the medical examination, you will attend the visa interview at the date, time, and location scheduled. You must bring all required documents as outlined in the packet from the embassy/consulate. This includes your current valid passport, medical examination results, and originals or certified copies of any civil documents (birth/marriage certificates, etc.). The consular officer will review your eligibility for the immigrant visa and may ask you questions to confirm details about your case [4].

Receive Immigrant Visa

If approved, the consular officer will issue you an immigrant visa by stamping your passport. They will also give you a sealed packet called the “Immigrant Visa Packet” which you must present to immigration authorities when you enter the U.S [5]. This packet contains important documents related to your LPR status.

Enter U.S. as Lawful Permanent Resident

Finally, you will travel back to the U.S. to complete processing for your green card. You must enter within 4 months from the date of your medical examination. At the port of entry, you will present the sealed Immigrant Visa Packet along with your stamped passport. The immigration officer will open the packet to confirm your documents are in order. They will also stamp your passport with an I-551 temporary stamp evidencing your LPR status, valid for 12 months. Within 2-3 weeks you should receive your permanent green card in the mail [6].

It’s important to keep in mind that approval of the I-601A waiver does not guarantee you will receive a green card [7]. The consular officer still has to approve your visa application at the interview. Grounds of inadmissibility that were not waived could also still lead to a denial. But if everything goes smoothly, you will be on the path to becoming a lawful permanent resident!


The process after an approved I-601A waiver may seem lengthy, but having the waiver approved is still a major milestone. With the help of an experienced immigration attorney, you can ensure you complete all requirements properly for the best chance at finally receiving your green card.

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