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!

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 […]

Goodbye Deportation, Hello Greencard!

Three years ago, a woman came into my office feeling hopeless and helpless about her immigration case.  She was a hardworking woman and a single mother of a young boy.  She constantly feared being detained and deported because she had a removal order against her from 2002.  She told me that she was supposed to […]

Arriving Alien Adjustment of Status – No Authority for the BIA to Reopen Old Exclusion, Deportation, or Removal Cases

On October 28, 2009, the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) issued a precedent decision in Matter of Yauri, 25 I. & N. Dec. 103 (BIA 2009).  Our colleague, Nadine Wettstein, wrote a great article on this case on the website for Immigration Impact, that we thought was important to share with our readers. This new […]

Judicial Review of In Absentia Motions to Reopen Cases

On November 10, 2009, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Kucana v. Holder (08-911),  a very important case involving an immigrant’s right to seek judicial review of a motion to reopen in absentia deportation cases. Cornell University School of Law Legal Information Institute has a very good summary of the legal […]