Immigration Success Stories
The client hired us because his 18 year old daughter was barred from returned to the U.S. The daughter was sent to Mexico for an immigration interview and at the interview she was told that she could not return to the U.S. because she had stayed in the U.S. for too long without lawful status--even though she came here with her father when she was very young. Upon being hired, our attorney researched the daughter's case and identified a way for the daughter to re-enter the U.S. After preparing some immigration filings, the attorney forwarded the papers to the daughter and when the daughter presented the papers the attorney had prepared, the daughter was approved that same day for re-entry into the United States! The daughter was allowed to re-enter the U.S. within two weeks.
In a family-based immigration case where our client was filing to obtain status for her husband, the client was concerned that her petition would be denied because she had petitioned for other family members in the past and because her current husband had also previously sought status but did not get it. Our attorney spoke at length with the client and her husband, reviewed their situation very carefully to identify possible problems, and in less than four months went on an interview with the couple. At the interview, the attorney clarified potentially misleading questions and answers, and the petition was approved a couple days later. The client's husband was granted a green card and allowed to remain in the U.S. in legal status.
The client arrived in the U.S. from Austria with his parents in the 1950's when he was very young. While attempting to apply for social security benefits, he was asked to present evidence that he was a U.S. citizen. The client believed that he was a U.S. citizen, but could not prove it. He remembered taking an oath, but could not say with certainty if it was the oath of allegiance required for naturalization. After researching the law and further investigatory work and using only a few documents that the client possessed, our attorney was able to determine that the client was a U.S. citizen. The attorney filed for a replacement naturalization certificate for the client.
The client, a lawful permanent resident, had petitioned for her son to join her in U.S. as a permanent resident. Because the client had turned 22 years old before his priority date had become current, she was concerned that his wait time would be significantly increased, as she believed he has "aged-out" of the higher preference category. The client had consulted with another immigration attorney who, after charging her a consultation fee, could not give her a definitive answer to her question. After retaining our offices and reviewing her case in detail along with the Child Status Protection Act, the attorney was able to give her a definitive response regarding the approximate date in which her son would actually age out of the higher preference category. Fortunately, client's son's priority date became current soon after she retained us and well before he had actually aged out. The client retained us on the rest of the matter.
The client attempted to petition for his wife who entered without inspection pro se. Upon traveling to Cuidad Juarez, Mexico for her interview, she was informed by the immigration officer that because she had entered without inspection and that she was present in the U.S. for too long without lawful status, she was not allowed to return to the U.S. The client contacted our office to request assistance whereupon we filed a hardship waiver for the client due to his wife's inability to return to U.S. Although the waiver petition was adjudicated for a little over a year, the petition was granted, and the wife was allowed to return to the U.S. and obtained permanent residence status.
The client was here in the U.S. on conditional residence status. She came into our office close to the end of the two-year conditional residence status, at which time she was required to file a joint petition with her husband to have such conditions removed. However, the relationship with her husband had soured over the course of their marriage, and they were not yet divorced. The client retained our offices unable to navigate the immigration laws on her own. After a consultation, it was determined she would file a petition to waive the joint filing requirements on her own, but that she needed to obtain a divorce prior to applying for such relief pursuant to statute. The client obtained a divorce and with less than a week prior to the filing deadline, which, if missed would automatically cause client to lose her residence status in U.S., the attorney gathered all the evidence, prepared the petition with an explanation as to the circumstances and filed the petition timely on the day it was due. The client's petition was granted, and the conditions of her residence status removed, whereby she became a permanent resident in the U.S.