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 […]

Turkish asylum victory in New York immigration court

Last week, on April 19, 2018, I won a difficult asylum case in immigration court in New York City. My client was a Turkish citizen. He filed the asylum application on his own a few years ago, not realizing the importance of having a lawyer by his side. The application was initially rejected by USCIS […]

Cancellation of Removal Victory in Immigration Court

Today, an immigration judge in New York granted my client cancellation of removal for permanent residents.  My client had an old criminal conviction for drug possession.  He has been a lawful permanent resident (LPR) since 1981!  In 2013, he traveled abroad, and when he returned, he was found inadmissible to the United States as a […]

Trump Administration Rescinds DACA Protection

On September 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Trump is decided to rescind the Obama-era DACA policy, which protected approximately 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as minors. In rescinding the DACA program, Trump kicked the ball to the U.S. Congress, giving it 6 months to act on […]

New Form I-485 Asks Many New Questions – Be Prepared!

As of June 26, 2017, USCIS has issued a revised Form I-485 (commonly known as the application for adjustment of status or “green card” application. It is now 18-pages long (increase from 6 pages). It formally goes into effect Aug. 25, 2017. It now asks plenty of new questions about the applicant, including: (1) whether […]

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!

USCIS Filing Fees Are Increasing!

USCIS is increasing filing fees!  New (and significantly higher) filing fees will be effective as of December 23, 2016. Here are the new filing fees effective December 23, 2016. If you are eligible for an immigration benefit but haven’t yet filed your case, you may want to think about doing it before the new fees […]