Visa Waiver order voluntarily rescinded by ICE after 23 years!

I was recently able to have a visa waiver administrative order rescinded by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement! This was not an easy task! There is very limited information available on rescinding such an order. In fact, many people who overstayed a visa waiver entry may often not even be aware that they are subject […]

Marriage-Based Green Card: Everything You Need to Know

If you are a married to a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident (LPR), you may be eligible for a family-based green card. A green card allows you to live and work permanently in the United States, and eventually, to become a United States citizen. In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to […]

VAWA Green Card Approved!

What is VAWA? Under the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) certain foreign nationals who are victims of abuse by their U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident spouse, parent, or child can self-petition for a green card without their abuser ever knowing about it. This is known as a VAWA self-petition. VAWA cases are not easy […]

I-601 Waiver of Inadmissibility in Immigration Law

  What is an I-601 waiver of inadmissibility? Inadmissibility and immigration waiver issues are very complicated. If you are inadmissible to the United States, then you may need a waiver to waive the inadmissibility ground to become a green card holder. The most common waiver is the I-601 waiver. The I-601 waiver is a process […]

Divorce and the I-751 petition process

What is an I-751 petition in immigration law? The I-751 petition process refers to the process by which married spouses must file a request to lift the conditional status of the foreign national spouse, when that spouse received his of her family-based green card based on the couple’s marriage when the marriage was less than […]

Greencard through consular processing and I-601 waiver

This green card has an amazing story! Same-sex couple. The foreign national spouse was ineligible to adjust her status in the United States (even though she was married to a United States citizen) because of her inability to prove lawful entry with inspection when she was younger. After having lived in the United States for […]

Non-LPR Cancellation of Removal victory in NYC immigration court!

Today, I received a decision of an immigration judge granting my clients (husband and wife) cancellation of removal for non-permanent residents and giving them lawful permanent resident status! This was a long journey for my clients.  They previously went to a lawyer, who did not inform them that they were both ineligible for adjustment of […]

Temporary Protected Status holders are eligible for adjustment of status, says the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

On March 31, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal issued a very important decision on an immigration case, that has the potential to help thousands of people who living within the jurisdiction of the Ninth Circuit (California, Alaska, Hawaii, Arizona). In Ramirez v. Brown (No. 14-35633), the Ninth Circuit held that individuals who hold […]

Joint Motion to Reopen Granted!

I am thrilled to report that today, I received a letter from DHS agreeing to join in a proposed joint motion to reopen I had filed for a very deserving client, so that she could finally have a chance to pursue permanent residency!  She has waited over 20 years for this!