Naturalization with criminal history

  Can I apply for citizenship with criminal history? It depends! Yes, you can apply for citizenship with a criminal history. However, it is important to note that having a criminal record may make it more difficult to obtain citizenship. In some cases, you may be permanently ineligible to apply for citizenship due to a […]

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 […]

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 […]

I-601 Criminal History Waiver Granted at Consulate!

Very happy to receive an extreme hardship waiver approval notice for a deserving client! This was a hard fought case that took over a year and a half of fighting with US CIS with multiple notices for more evidence! My client had two old criminal convictions for theft offenses and the client previously abandoned lawful […]