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 […]

INA Section 237(a)(1)(H) Waiver Granted in Immigration Court

This week, I won a case in immigration court in New York City for a client who was in jeopardy of losing her permanent resident (“green card”) status. My client, a 25-year-old young woman from Pakistan, came to the United States as a lawful permanent resident in 2010 through a family-based petition that her lawful […]

NJ Files Complaint Against Businesses for Unauthorize Practice of Law

The New Jersey State Division of Consumer Affairs has filed complaints against four businesses that allegedly advertised immigration assistance services that they were not authorized to perform. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) specifically warns immigrants that notaries public, “immigration consultants,” or other such businesses cannot provide immigration legal advice or prepare legal documents […]

Student Visa Fraud Scheme Surfaces in Miami

For anyone who read our last blog entry, this should not come as a surprise.  In fact, the following is just another reminder that there ARE people out there who do not care about immigrants and only care about making money by defrauding the immigrants and the U.S. government. Two Miami-area women were charged with […]

$3 Million Judgment in Immigration Fraud Case

As we always caution anyone seeking the assistance of a qualified “immigration practitioner,” make sure the person you pay money to is actually qualified to help with immigration matters and not just someone holding himself or herself out to be a lawyer! Recently, a New York woman was convicted for defrauding many immigrants from thousands […]