The US Consulate at Ciudad de Juarez (CDJ) Mexico handles immigration matters for vast numbers of Mexican residents. A special program at the Juarez consulate, called the CDJ Pilot Program, handles 601 waivers for inadmissible Mexican immigrants. The 601 waiver Ciudad Juarez program offers immigrants a chance to have their 601 waiver application adjudicated within a few days of submission of the waiver. If they do not qualify for the program, their waiver application will be placed in line with the rest of the applications. The wait time for a normal 601 waiver at Ciudad Juarez is has been steadily decreasing from a high of 18 months.
Visa would have been denied, but he could submit a 601 hardship waiver package at a later waiver interview in Ciudad de Juarez (CDJ). 601 Waiver interviews at Juarez are now scheduled about two months from the visa interview date.