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What is extreme immigration hardship and how does influence college application?

Immigration laws are full of strange terms that few people understand. Immigration hardship is one of them. How does it influence my immigration status at all? Will it impact my college applications? Education for immigrants is an important thing that matters a lot. If I can go to college and get a degree, it means my future is a blank book with numerous possibilities. I just have to be hard-working and ambitious. You see, immigrant students in college always strive to do their best. We take it all very seriously.

Naomi Doyle

in Study Abroad

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Jennifer Patterson on May 18, 2018

Yeah, actually, I’ve noticed the eager of immigrant students as well. In most cases, they study really hard and don’t take education for granted. I see that you are already very ambitious to be asking such questions.

The term hardship in immigration laws related to many spheres and can be viewed from different points. You probably already know that the laws have many waivers for immigrants. If you have a U.S. citizen as an immediate relative, you can apply for waivers. When applying for immigration relief, proving hardship is often required. You should know that there are several levels of hardship. They also work in a strange way. They don’t focus on the immigrant themselves. Instead, it is evaluated how much the qualifying family member would suffer if the applicant doesn’t get a waiver. Yes, the things are a little bit complicated, but you will get the general understanding in a couple of seconds. Extreme hardship, for example, is granted when your family member (spouse or a child most often) will suffer more than expected. Your case doesn’t have to be unique to be approved. This is of relief can be very useful if you are facing deportation, relocation, or some other change in your status. Going to college, you have to be sure that will be able to complete all years of studies.  So, you have to research all possible immigration issues beforehand. College for immigrant students is important, don’t miss your opportunity because you don’t know what to do in extreme situations.

So, there are several major factors to support your hardship including health and country conditions, economic impact, family ties, and social/cultural impact. In addition, if you have a disabled family member, a relative in the military, and children that will be left without substantial care, your chances for a hardship become even bigger.

If you want to read the full information on how hardships work, read the following article - In addition, it gives many examples of factors that would grant you a hardship. There are also many hypothetical cases shown to demonstrate you the process and show you how the things work. You can always compare them to your situation.

I hope that immigrant education will be improved in the future so that people won’t have to resort to waiver and hardships to stay in the country and continue their studies. Good luck in your search for a good college.

Craig Stewarta year ago

Here is also a great website that describes all intricacies of immigrant hardships and how they can help you: I really hope that you won’t have to resort to them because of your wish to study in the country. There are many colleges that accept immigrants. You just have to research the options available in your state for starters. In case your place is not very immigrant-friendly, think about moving elsewhere. The immigrant laws vary in all states. Naturally, some of them are more lenient than the others. If I were you, I would try southern states that statistically have the most Hispanic immigrants. They are bound to provide better conditions.

In case public establishments refuse to accept you, try the private ones. There are enough opportunities to find the right place without being deported or needing a waiver. After all, the immigrant movement is active and strong. 

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