When you get a green card that is valid for only two years from the date it was issued, it means it is a conditional green card. Conditional green cards are given to people who obtained the green card through marriage that was less than two years at the time the green card was issued. […]
Category Archives: Green card
Adjustment of Status under INA 245(i) Approved without an Interview!
Thrilled to start the new year off by giving news to my clients of this adjustment approval! This was a 245(i) adjustment of status case (old law under which family or worker petitions had to be filed prior to April 30, 2001 in order for an individual to be “grandfathered” or protected under INA section […]
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!
Cancellation of Removal Victory in New York Immigration Court
Today, on a rainy, windy, unseasonably cold day in May, I won a cancellation of removal case at the New York immigration court. I actually want to credit my client for winning the case! It was his honesty, remorse, rehabilitation, and taking responsibility for his actions that won the case. So really, it was HE […]
Old I-130 Petition Reopened and Approved
Recently, I helped a client reopen and get an approval of an old I-130 petition that had been denied on the basis that the client failed to respond to a notice for evidence that was sent to her back in 2009. The client had petitioned for her brother (Fourth Preference category) from India prior to […]
Extreme Hardship Waiver Granted for Fraud
Today, I won a very difficult adjustment of status case (I-485) that required an inadmissibilty waiver (I-601). My client came to the USA through Miami in 2003 from Guyana, using a fake passport, and he was immediately detained at the airport and was placed in asylum-only proceedings. He was eventually released and moved to […]
Adjustment of status victory after cancelled visa at the airport
Last week, I attended an adjustment of status interview with a couple, where the foreign national wife was seeking to adjust her status based on her marriage to her United States citizen husband. The couple was married in India over two years ago. But the wife remained in India to work, while the husband returned […]