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Hundreds of Notable Wins over the Years at our Immigration Law Office

FRAUD WAIVER GRANTED FOR CLIENT FROM GHANA

After a lengthy Request for Evidence (RFE), fraud waiver granted for Client from Ghana who had previously provided false information and documents to the U.S. Consulate in an attempt to obtain a visitor’s visa to the United States.

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS TERMINATED FOR FILIPINO CLIENT

Removal proceedings terminated for Filipino Client who was a lawful permanent resident but had several methamphetamine convictions and was placed in proceedings after traveling outside of the country. With the help of our local criminal attorney we were able to have two of his convictions vacated or erased from his record and subsequently had his removal proceedings terminated. He can now renew his green card and also apply for naturalization/citizenship.

I-751 APPROVED FOR CLIENT WHO WAS DIVORCED AFTER RFE

I-751 approved for Client who was in the process of divorcing her spouse after a Request for Evidence (RFE) for a final judgement of divorce and a second RFE for conviction records. Client can now apply for naturalization/citizenship.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS APPLICATION GRANTED

Adjustment of status application granted for client who entered the United States with a valid visa and but failed to disclose his previous unlawful presence and trips to the US on his visa application.

NATURALIZATION APPLICATION APPROVED FOR VIETNAMESE WHO HAD CONVICTION FOR VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER

Naturalization application approved for Vietnamese client who had a conviction for voluntary manslaughter with a 3 year state prison sentence that our office was able to vacate/completely erase from his record. Client can now remain in the United States with his U.S. citizen wife and child.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS APPLICATION APPROVED WITH 2 CONVICTIONS

Adjustment of status application approved for Client with 2 convictions who initially came to our office to apply for DACA. Once her DACA was approved, we then began her immigrant visa application based on her marriage to a U.S. citizen and unlawful entry into this country. However, upon discovering that she was covered by 245(i), based on a petition for her ex-spouse, we filed an application for adjustment of status and she was able to receive her permanent residency/green card without ever leaving the United States and without needing a provisional waiver.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS APPROVED DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Marriage based adjustment of status approved for Polish national who entered the United States as a B-2 visitor and then changed to F-1 student status. Case was filed and approved during the COVID-19 pandemic.

I-751 PETITION TO REMOVE CONDITIONS ON RESIDENCE AND DIVORCE WAIVER APPROVED FOR FILIPINA CLIENT AFTER 3 ATTEMPTS

After 3 attempts, I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, and Divorce Waiver approved for Filipina Client who works as a caregiver and had little evidence of a joint relationship with her ex-spouse. Based on her approved I-751, we were then able to terminate Client’s removal proceedings without her ever having to step foot in court.

I-751 PETITION TO REMOVE CONDITIONS ON RESIDENCE AND DIVORCE WAIVER APPROVED

After over 7 years, Client’s I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, and Divorce Waiver were finally approved, after several denials, and his removal proceedings were then terminated with him only needing to appear in Court twice.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS APPROVED AFTER USCIS REJECTED WHEN FILED ON HER OWN

Adjustment of Status approved for Client in about 1 year after USCIS rejected the application she filed on her own.

NATURALIZATION APPLICATION APPROVED FOR CLIENT WHO ADJUSTED STATUS AS BATTERED SPOUSE

Naturalization application approved in 9 months for Client who previously adjusted her status through our office as the battered spouse of a U.S. citizen.

NATURALIZATION APPLICATION APPROVED FOR FILIPINO CLIENT

Naturalization application approved in 7 months for Filipino Client who was ordered deported in absentia over 25 years ago and subsequently hired our office to reopen his deportation proceedings, apply for his green card and then apply for his U.S. citizenship.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS APPROVED

Application for adjustment of status approved in 10 months for Client that entered the United States on a K-1 visa.

NATURALIZATION APPROVED FOR CLIENT FROM VIETNAM

Naturalization approved for Client from Vietnam with a significant criminal history, including convictions for drug possession and theft. Our office was able to reopen his deportation proceedings, apply for 212(c) relief, renew his green card and then acquire his U.S. citizenship, all in about 4 years.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS AND WAIVER OF THE 10 YEAR BAR APPROVED FOR CLIENT WHO WAS PETITIONED BY U.S. CITIZEN SON

Application for adjustment of status and waiver of the 10 year bar approved for Client who was petitioned by her U.S. citizen son. At Client’s interview USCIS determined that Client was subject to the 10 year bar because she overstayed her B-2 visitor visa for more than 1 year, left the United States and then returned with her visa. In response to a Notice of Intent to Deny, our office filed an I-601 waiver based on hardship to Client’s lawful permanent resident mother and her case was approved 6 months later.

NATURALIZATION APPLICATION APPROVED FOR NIGERIAN CLIENT

Nigerian Client, who was a lawful permanent resident, was in and out of deportation and removal proceedings for nearly 30 years. When our office was retained, we were able to get his in absentia order of removal overturned at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal and have his case sent back to the BIA and then Immigration Court. We then worked with a local criminal attorney to have his only conviction (possession of a controlled substance for sale) vacated or erased from his record and subsequently had his removal proceedings terminated. We then filed his Naturalization application and a little over 2 years later, he is now a U.S. citizen and able to put his immigration problems behind him and remain in this country legally with his family.

NATURALIZATION APPROVED FOR VIETNAMESE CLIENT

Application for Naturalization (N-400) approved for Vietnamese Client whose previous N-400 and N-336 were denied based on false misrepresentation/testimony regarding his I-751 and living arrangements with his now divorced spouse.

NATURALIZATION APPLICATION GRANTED FOR CLIENT FROM PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Naturalization application granted for Client from Papua New Guinea in a little over 2 months.

NATURALIZATION APPLICATION APPROVED

Naturalization application approved for Client from Mexico in 4 months.

LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENT APPROVED

Immigrant visa for son of lawful permanent resident approved in less than 3 years at Ciudad Juarez.

H-1B APPROVED FOR A MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING WITH A BACHELOR’S DEGREE

H-1B approved for a Manufacturing Engineer with a Bachelor’s degree for a company focused on developing, designing, and creating, consumer goods for convenience stores, supermarkets, and department and hardware stores, including COVID-19 masks.

I-601A PROVISIONAL WAIVER

I-601A provisional waiver approved for Filipino client who was married to a U.S. citizen and had an approved I-130 but whose spouse later passed away. After approval, our office recalendared our Client’s administratively closed removal proceedings so that our Client could apply for voluntary departure and then his immigrant visa abroad. Client is now a lawful permanent resident after over 10 years in removal proceedings.

AOS INTERVIEW WAIVED

Adjustment of status for Filipino parent of a U.S. citizen approved in 5 months without an interview.

U VISA APPROVED

U nonimmigrant status and waiver approved for victim of domestic violence who has a previous deportation order and false claim to U.S. citizenship. Client can now stay inside the United States legally with her children and apply for her green card in 3 years.

NATURALIZATION FOR ELDERLY PERSON APPROVED

Naturalization application approved for 81-year-old national of Greece. After 50 years of lawful permanent residency, Client is now a U.S. citizen and can even vote in the upcoming election.

AOS GRANTED WITH CONVICTIONS

After two Requests for Evidence, Client’s application for adjustment of status based on his marriage to a U.S. citizen was granted, despite several convictions. Now Client can remain in this country legally with his wife and children.

RODRIGUEZ BOND GRANTED

Rodriguez bond granted for Client detained in Adelanto, CA who, among other things, has a firearm conviction and a firearm charge pending. Client can now fight his deportation case and apply for cancellation of removal while outside of detention.

WAIVERS APPROVED

USCIS has approved Applicant’s I-601 and I-212. Applicant was inadmissible pursuant to INA § 212(a)(2)(A)(i)(I), INA § 212(a)(9)(A)(ii) and INA § 212(a)(9)(B)(II).

PROVISIONAL WAIVER APPROVED

We filed a provisional waiver application and the same was approved. However, U.S. consulate/ embassy, Philippines denied the immigrant visa based on unlawful presence and fraud waiver (he entered the USA as Crewman initially). We filed a waiver application and the same has been approved by the USCIS.

FRAUD WAIVER APPROVED

USCIS has approved Applicant’s I-601.  Applicant’s Form I-601A was approved. Applicant left the United States to attend his interview for an immigrant visa. However, U.S. Embassy, Manila, Philippines denied his immigrant visa as he was found inadmissible pursuant to INA § 212(a)(6)(C)(I) and INA § 212(a)(9)(B)(ii).

U APPROVED WITH MULTIPLE CRIMES

U nonimmigrant status granted for victim of felony assault and
robbery, who was viciously attacked at an LA County Metro Station.
Based on his pending application, our office was able to have our
client’s removal proceedings administratively closed and then
terminated years later. Client can now apply for his green card
(lawful permanent residency) in 3 years.

AOS APPROVED WITH OVER 20 YEAR MARRIAGE AGE DIFFERENCE

Application for adjustment of status granted at interview for couple with a 20+ year age difference that met and married within 7 months

ADJUSTMENT APPROVED UNDER 245(I)

After waiting nearly 30 years for his priority date to become current, Filipino’s Client’s application for adjustment of status under 245(i) was approved and he is now a lawful permanent resident of the United States despite entering as a crewman on a C1/D visa.

NATURALIZATION APPROVED WITH CRIMINAL HISTORY

Naturalization application approved for Vietnamese client with various convictions including burglary, false ID to a police officer, receiving stolen property and under the influence of a controlled substance.

IMMIGRANT VISA APPROVED FOR INDIAN NATIONAL

Immigrant Visa approved in a little over 1.5 years for Indian citizen/national with a United States citizen spouse.

NATURALIZATION APPROVED THROUGH MARRIAGE EVEN THOUGH SEPARATED

Naturalization application approved for Nigerian citizen who obtained his green card through his spouse and separated (but did not divorce) shortly thereafter.  Case was approved after USCIS requested additional evidence of the bona fides of Client’s marriage.

U GRANTED TO VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

U status granted to victim of domestic violence who asked the District Attorney not to prosecute her partner.

AOS APPROVED

Application for adjustment of status (i-485) granted for Filipino client who was petitioned by his former employer under 245(i) and later by his U.S. citizen mother who sadly passed away.  Client’s mother’s I-130 was reinstated pursuant to 204(l) and he was able to adjust his status to that of a lawful permanent resident after over 20 years in this country.

IMMIGRANT VISA GRANTED

Immigrant Visa granted for UAE resident and his U.S. citizen spouse.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS APPROVED

VAWA/Battered Spouse petition and application for adjustment of status approved for Chinese client who married a U.S. citizen, lived with him for approximately 1 month and was subject to abuse/extreme cruelty, including possible exposure to a sexualy transmitted disease.

AOS FOR OLDER COUPLE APPROVED

Application for adjustment of status granted for Clients in their mid 60s who recently married and have no children together.

AOS WITH CONVICTIONS

Application for adjustment of status approved for citizen of Tonga with several criminal convictions.

AOS FROM STUDENT

Application for adjustment of status granted for Client in F-1 status.

CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL GRANTED

Application for Cancellation of Removal and Adjustment of Status for Certain Nonpermanent Residents granted for Client from Mexico who was granted voluntary departure many years ago and returned to the United States unlawfully. Our office was able to get Client out on bond and then have his application approved by a judge in Tucson, Arizona based on hardship to Client’s wife and children (including an Autistic son) despite Client’s criminal history, including a drug conviction and domestic violence/battery arrests/convictions.

AOS UNDER 245(I) GRANTED

Adjustment of status under 245(i) granted for husband and wife who entered the United States unlawfully.

NATURALIZATION APPROVED

Naturalization approved for Nigerian citizen who immigrated to the United States based on his marriage but then separated and had several children abroad. USCIS requested evidence of the bona fides of his previous marriage but our office fought that request, as it was not legally required, and USCIS approved his case shortly thereafter.

H-1B APPROVED

H-1B approved for an Operations Research Analyst with a Master’s degree for a company focused on developing, designing, and creating, consumer goods for convenience stores, supermarkets, and department and hardware stores, including COVID-19 masks.

PTR, PROVISIONAL WAIVER AND CP GRANTED

Permission to Reenter, Provisional Waiver and Immigrant Visa based on marriage to a U.S. citizen approved for Client from Guyana.

NATURALIZATION GRANTED WITH ISSUE

Naturalization application approved at interview with several public charge issues

PTR, WAIVER & MARRIAGE PETITION APPROVED

Permission to Reenter, Provisional Waiver and Immigrant Visa based on marriage to a U.S. citizen approved.  Client had 3 convictions but was not inadmissible to the United States for crimes involving moral turpitude and therefore, qualified for a provisional waiver. 

DEPORTATION HEARING WON WITH MULTIPLE CONVICTIONS

Cancellation of removal granted for lawful permanent resident with 7 convictions, including several domestic violence convictions/incidents.

MOTION TO VACATE MANSLAUGHTER CONVICTION GRANTED

1473.7 motion granted and client’s 2003 voluntary manslaughter conviction was vacated and the District Attorney dismissed the charges against him.  Client can now renew his permanent resident card or apply for naturalization without fear of deportation.

PIP GRANTED FOR PERSON WITH MULTIPLE ILLEGAL ENTRIES

USCIS has approved client’s PIP application. Client had two entries to the United States without inspection after 1997.

NONIMMIGRANT WAIVER GRANTED WITH DRUG CONVICTIONS

U.S. Embassy, Berlin approved client’s  Non immigrant waiver application and will get B-2 visa soon. Client was deported from the USA for cocaine convictions.

DEPORTATION PROCEEDINGS REOPENED FOR CLIENT WITH MULTIPLE PAST CRIMES

Deportation proceedings reopened for Vietnamese client who was ordered deported in 1993 and who has been on an Order of Supervision since.  212(c) application then granted despite 6 convictions, including two drug convictions.  Client is now a lawful permanent resident again and can apply for citizenship immediately.

AOS APPROVED WITH VERY LITTLE JOINT DOCS AND RECENCY OF MARRIAGE

Application for adjustment of status approved for Nigeria client and his U.S. citizen spouse despite recent marriage and lack of joint documents.

E-2 GRANTED AFTER PREVIOUSLY RECEIVING A DENIAL

After having his E-2 visa application denied by the Consulate in Canada, our client retained us to file a new application and a few months later, his application was approved, allowing him to enter the U.S. as the owner of two day-care centers in Florida.

ADJUSTMENT GRANTED WITH FRAUD WAIVER AND CRIMINAL WAIVER

Adjustment of status, fraud and criminal waiver approved for Filipino Client that entered the United States with fraudulent documents and was subsequently convicted of medical fraud and sentenced to 1 year in jail.  Client’s previous applications, based on his marriage to a U.S. citizen, were all denied by USCIS.  With the help of our office, Client reapplied and was able to show that the denial of his case would result in extreme hardship to his U.S. citizen wife and mother.

212(H) WAIVER GRANTED WITH PRIOR THEFT/FRAUD CONVICTIONS

Lawful Permanent Resident granted stand-alone 212(h) waiver after 10 years in Immigration Court.  Client was placed in removal proceedings after returning to the U.S. from a trip abroad because of several California theft convictions.  Client also had previous theft/fraud convictions and an order of deportation.

ADJUSTMENT GRANTED IN DEPORTATION EVEN WITH A DUI

Application for adjustment of status granted in Immigration Court for Client who was placed in removal/deportation proceedings after being convicted of a DUI.

AOS GRANTED WITH ADMISSIBILITY ISSUES

Adjustment of Status granted for Mexican national who entered the United States with a visa and was subsequently petitioned by her U.S. citizen son.

CLIENT IN DEPORTATION/REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS GRANTED CRIMINAL WAIVERS

Client was placed in removal proceedings as a result of various convictions and those proceedings were eventually administratively closed (when she married a U.S. citizen and her I-130 was approved) so that she could apply for a provisional unlawful presence waiver (I-601A).  When Client’s I-601A was approved, her case was recalendared and she was granted voluntary departure, and after post-conviction relief for a theft conviction and various follow ups with the consulate, her visa was granted and she is now safely back in the United States with her husband and children.

E-2 GRANTED FOR ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY

E-2 granted for Client, her husband and children, based on investment in the United States in a entertainment concert staging and equipment services company.

MOTION TO VACATE GRANTED

After Client’s motion to vacate (PC § 1473.7) his 1994 felony conviction for sale of marijuana was granted, the Immigration Court in San Diego, CA granted Client’s motion to reopen and terminated his deportation proceedings, returning Client to his pre-deportation status as lawful permanent resident.  Shortly thereafter, Client returned to the United States as a permanent resident for the first time in 25+ years.

AOS GRANTED WITH ADMISSIBILITY ISSUES

Adjustment of Status approved with various admissibility issues.

VAWA BATTERED SPOUSE PETITION APPROVED

After nearly 6 years, Client’s application for adjustment of status (AOS) as the battered spouse of a U.S. citizen was approved by USCIS.  Client’s initial I-360 was approved by USCIS but at the adjustment stage was revoked and his application for adjustment of status was denied.  He then filed a second I-360 which was again approved and he again filed for AOS.  His second application was pending for over 2 years and after several Requests for Evidence his application was approved and he is now a lawful permanent resident.

AOS GRANTED

Green Card applications granted for family who’s father was placed in removal proceedings because of a DUI. With some convincing, our office was able to convince DHS to terminate his removal proceedings so that he could adjust his status with USCIS based on his marriage to a US citizen. Once that was complete, his wife petitioned her two step-children. Now they are all lawful permanent residents.

MOTION TO REOPEN GRANTED

25-year-old deportation order reopened by Judge in Los Angeles for Vietnam citizen who entered the U.S. prior to 1995 and is eligible for 212(c) relief. Judge’s decision was based on Client’s rehabilitation and equities and his unique situation as a Vietnamese citizen with a deportation order but who cannot be physically removed from this country. Client can now attempt to regain his lawful permanent residency and stop reporting with ICE.

PROBATION TERMINATED & CONVICTIONS EXPUNGED

Client’s probation was terminated early and her criminal convictions were expunged and she can now continue with her application for naturalization without issues.

U VISA APPROVED AFTER 4 YEARS

After 4 years, U visa and unlawful presence waiver approved for victim of domestic violence. Client can now live in this country legally, without the threat of deportation, and apply for her green card in 3 years.

DENIAL OF MARRIAGE PETITION OVERTURNED BY AAO

Officer seemed to have it in for the same sex couple and denied the petition. We appealed to AAO and it was reversed granting client Lawful Permanent Residency. Now legally in the U.S.

FRAUD WAIVER GRANTED

Green card application granted for client whose previous 2 applications were denied and who needed a fraud waiver for entering the United States with a fake passport.

I-751 PETITION TO REMOVE CONDITIONAL RESIDENCY

Petition to Remove Conditional Residency approved after nearly 3 years despite client’s domestic violence conviction.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS WITH WAIVERS GRANTED

Adjustment of status and waiver of inadmissibility granted for Canadian citizen with several convictions. Now Client can remain inside the United States with his permanent resident wife and family.

CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL GRANTED

Cancellation of removal granted for lawful permanent resident with several convictions, including fraud and drug convictions. Client can now apply for U.S. citizenship after living in the U.S for nearly 30 years.

MOTION TO REOPEN GRANTED

Motion to reopen filed 6 years after I-130 denial approved by USCIS in Santa Ana, CA. Client can now apply for residency, through his sister’s petition, in 3 years rather than having to refile and wait 13 years.

ADJUSTMENT GRANTED WITH CRIME

Adjustment of status application approved for client with a USC son who last entered the United States on TPS/Parole and had convictions for domestic battery and disturbing the peace.

N-600 GRANTED

N-600, Certificate of Citizenship, approved for lawful permanent resident who was detained when returning to LAX and placed in removal proceedings because of several serious convictions. N-600 approved despite the fact that Client parent’s divorced with she was young and other issues with custody.

CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL GRANTED

After 8 years in court, cancellation of removal application granted for lawful permanent resident who had several DUIs, a harassment conviction and a grand theft auto conviction.

ADJUSTMENT WITHOUT INTERVIEW GRANTED

Adjustment of status granted without an interview for Client whose previous H-1B application was denied but who was now eligible for a green card based on his marriage and 21-year-old U.S. citizen step daughter.

NATURALIZATION GRANTED

Naturalization Application/U.S. Citizenship approved for lawful permanent resident with a felony prescription fraud conviction. Client will become a U.S. citizen in time to vote in the coming presidential election and will no longer need to worry about long delays/secondary inspection when entering the United States.

MOTION TO REOPEN GRANTED

Motion to reopen and adjustment of status/green card application granted for client with a marijuana conviction who entered the United States in 2002 with only a school ID. USCIS denied client’s application in 2014 finding that he failed to prove that he was properly admitted to the United States. Our office then filed a motion to reopen along additional evidence of his entry, including results from a polygraph examination, and his case was approved nearly 2 years later. Client can now legally stay in this country with his wife and children and apply for citizenship in the future.

PROVISIONAL WAIVER GRANTED

I-610A, Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver, approved for Client whose previous waiver was denied by USCIS. Application was resubmitted with additional evidence and the case was approved. Now Client can continue with his process to become a lawful permanent resident and reside legally in this country with his wife.

MOTION TO REOPEN GRANTED

Motion to Reopen granted for Client whose application for adjustment of status and fraud waiver were denied for making a false claim to citizenship.

NATURALIZATION WITH CRIME GRANTED

Naturalization and expungement granted for Client who can now travel to Canada without any problems even though there was a prior crime.

CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL GRANTED

Application for Cancellation of Removal granted for lawful permanent resident with nearly 30 years in the U.S. and a disabled daughter but with a conviction for possession of a controlled substance from 2006, an outstanding warrant for 10 years and an arrest for alien smuggling.

WRIT OF MANDAMUS GRANTED

Our client’s date of birth was incorrect on his naturalization certificate and passport and for years he unsuccessfully tried to correct this error with Immigration, the Department of State, the IRS and the Social Security Administration. When our office was retained, we filed a lawsuit against Immigration in federal court to force them to amend our client’s naturalization certificate. Within months of filing, our client received his correct certificate in the mail.

WALSH WAIVER GRANTED

I-485 approved for clients’ whose case had been pending since 2006 because of the petitioner’s criminal record. In 2013, the case was erroneously denied by USCIS for failure to respond to a request for evidence and reopened by our office in 2014. USCIS then attempted to revoke the petitioner’s I-130 as a result of his convictions, first through a Notice Intent to Revoke and then through an Amended Notice of Intent to Revoke. Each time our office responded, arguing that the petitioner was eligible to petition his wife and if necessary, eligible for a waiver under the Walsh Act. 10 years later, the case was finally approved.

U VISA GRANTED

U Visa certified by the Long Beach City’s Prosecutor for client who was a victim of DV in 2002.

E-2 TREATY INVESTOR VISA APPROVED

E-2 approved for investor and spouse based on purchase of smog and auto repair company near San Diego, CA.

NATURALIZATION GRANTED FOR CRIMINAL ALIEN

Application for U.S. citizenship granted for client with a conviction for lewd acts which occurred 1 year after he received his green card.

E-1 TREATY TRADER VISA GRANTED

E-1 visa granted in Australia for client as an essential employee of his parents’ screen printing company. Client was initially a derivative of his mother’s visa but once he turned 21 he needed to apply on his own.

FRAUD WAIVER GRANTED

Fraud waiver approved for Client who used fake identity documents to obtain residency in the United Kingdom and then used the same documents when he was petitioned by his U.S. citizen wife. Client can now reenter the United States and join his wife who serves in the U.S. Navy.

E-2 GRANTED FOR DANCE STUDIO

E-2 change of status approved in less than 3 month with no request for additional evidence for a young Filipino couple that was gifted about $100,000 to invest in a dance studio.

MEDICAL WAIVER GRANTED

Green card application approved for a Canadian client that is married to a USC citizen but needed a medical waiver because she refused her vaccinations based on moral/health grounds.

CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL GRANTED

Cancellation of Removal application approved for 20-year-old client with a federal felony conviction for manufacturing explosives materials. Our office was able to reach an agreement with the Department of Homeland Security and our client’s application was approved without the need for any testimony and Client was released from custody after only two hearings, just in time for the holidays.

ASYLUM APPLICATION APPROVED FOR CLIENT FROM RWANDA

Client’s asylum application was approved based on threats and violence in Rwanda based on his family’s ethnicity and political opinion.

PROVISIONAL WAIVER GRANTED

Provisional waiver granted for Client who entered the United States without inspection in 2001.Waiver was based on hardship to his U.S. citizen wife, who he recently married and with whom he has a U.S. citizen daughter.

9TH CIRCUIT REMAND WON SO CLIENT GOT GREEN CARD

Green card application granted for client who is married to a US citizen but had a deportation order from 1995. Client had two motions to reopen denied by the Immigration Court and his appeal was denied by the BIA. However, once at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal, the Department of Homeland Security agreed remand and terminate his case so that he could apply for adjustment of status with USCIS. 20 years later, he is now a lawful permanent resident of the United States.

WON 9TH CIRCUIT PETITION FOR REVIEW

Client’s case was denied by the Immigration Judge and the Board of Immigration Appeals and prior to retaining our office. Once retained, we filed an appeal with the 9th Circuit and were able to have her case administratively closed so that she could apply for her green card based on her marriage to a US citizen.

IN ABSENTIA ORDER GRANTED

2008 order of deportation reopened for Client who did not receive notice of his hearing

DUI EXPUNGEMENT GRANTED

Motion to expunge 2010 DUI conviction granted. Client can now apply for naturalization.

PROSECUTORIAL DISCRETION GRANTED WITH VERY LITTLE EVIDENCE

Prosecutorial discretion granted and deportation case administratively closed for client with 10+ years in the United States but no immediate relatives, no documented employment history or tax filings and several vehicle code arrests/convictions. Client can now remain in the U.S. legally in hope of immigration reform in the future.

NATURALIZATION CASE APPROVED

Naturalization case approved for case with a long history before the Immigration Court that administratively closed in 2006 and then recalendared and terminated based on Client’s eligibility for Naturalization Client has a conviction for lewd and lascivious acts with a minor (possibly an aggravated felony but still qualifies for Naturalization.

212(C) GRANTED

Contested 212(c) granted for client with 4 convictions and 8 arrests, including an attempted murder conviction. DHS reserved appeal.

REDUCED 1994 FELONY FORGERY CONVICTION

1994 felony forgery conviction reduced to a misdemeanor and expunged despite the DA’s opposition and despite the fact that client had a warrant for his arrest for over 6 years. Client can now apply for his green card based on his marriage to a U.S. citizen.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS APPLICATION APPROVED

Sued immigration in federal court because client’s adjustment of status application was pending for over 1 year

PERMANENT RESIDENT APPROVED AND CAN TRAVEL FREELY TO THE PHILIPPINES

Application was approved within 60 days of filing lawsuit. Client is now a permanent resident and can travel freely to the Philippines to visit family he has not seen in over 20 years.

WAIVER GRANTED

Waiver granted for client who entered the United States as the unmarried son of a U.S. citizen but was in fact married at the time. Client stays a lawful permanent resident and can now apply for his U.S. citizenship.

BOND GRANTED

$10,000 bond granted for client whose case was recently denied by the Immigration Judge and who has a 2013 conviction for trafficking 50-100 kilos of cocaine.

2010 BIA ORDER REOPENED

2010 BIA order reopened sua sponte based on a change of law and whether a DUI in Arizona on a suspended license is a crime involving moral turpitude

CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL

Client is now eligible for cancellation of removal.

212(C) RELIEF GRANTED

Naturalization application recommended for approval for client with an arrest for attempted murder and drug and robbery convictions who had previously been granted 212(c) relief. No other issues.

212(C) GRANTED FOR CLIENT WITH A PETTY THEFT CONVICTION

212(c) granted for client with a petty theft conviction and a possession for sale conviction from the 90s Client had been an LPR for over 40 years, is married to a USC and has 3 USC children. She was put into proceedings after applying for

NATURALIZATION

This Petition for Review was granted by the 9th circuit for two reasons: (1) to give the IJ and BIA the opportunity to determine the impact of various recent decisions on our client’s case and (2) because the Court agreed that the IJ and BIA decisions regarding CAT were not supported by substantial evidence.

SAME SEX AOS GRANTED

AOS (adjustment of status) granted in San Bernardino for same sex couple married for about 1 year.

E-2 CHANGE OF STATUS APPROVED FOR CLIENT WHO PURCHASED THAI RESTAURANT

Client is from Vietnam and he was granted LPR status in the 90s and placed in removal proceedings about 10 years ago as a result of a felony grand larceny conviction with a 24-60 month suspended sentence. In 2006, Client was granted withholding of removal. He then came to our office for a governor’s pardon which was granted in 2008. We then filed a motion to reopen his proceedings, which DHS opposed, and also a motion to terminate, which DHS also opposed. The IJ granted everything and reinstated his LPR status. We then filed for naturalization which was granted without any issues.

U VISA WAS APPROVED FOR CLIENT WHO WAS VICTIM OF OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE

Our office previously got her sister, who was raped, a U visa. The arguments in this case were very creative. Basically, before Client’s sister was raped, the same defendant raped two other minors. We argued that the minors failure to report the abuse constituted obstruction of justice and that as a result, Client’s sister was raped and Client was emotionally harmed.

I-601 WAIVER GRANTED WITH SEVERAL CONVICTIONS

I-601 waiver granted for Client who is in El Salvador and who is married to a USC and subject to the 10 year bar for overstaying his B-2 visa. Client also had several convictions but don’t think any of them were CIMTs.

DACA GRANTED WITH CRIMINAL HISTORY

DACA granted for person with 2 misdemeanor crimes

DEPORTATION ORDER IN ABSENTIA REOPENED

Five year old in absentia order was reopened for detained client who was presumably placed into proceedings after filing to renew her fraudulent TPS application. Motion was filed in time to stop her deportation, motion was granted in 2 months time and client was released on bond by ICE.

AOS GRANTED FOR MARRIED COUPLE LIVING 3000 MILES APART

AOS granted for couple where husband lives with children in California and wife lives in NY. They were married many years back in the Philippines, had 3 children and then divorced. Husband remarried and immigrated to the U.S. through his USC wife. They subsequently divorced and he and his first wife decided to remarry (she had entered the US as a visitor). Application granted with minimal issues.

DIVORCE WAIVER GRANTED WITH PRACTICALLY NO EVIDENCE

Divorce waiver granted for Client with very little (almost zero) evidence of a bona fide marriage after becoming a permanent resident. I-751 was initially filed jointly, then changed to a divorce waiver, then a hardship waiver and then enough time passed that Client’s divorce was finalized.

AOS GRANTED DUE TO USCIS ERROR

Late filed AOS motion to reopen granted for couple whose I-485 has been pending for 8 years. USCIS acknowledge that case was denied in error.

212(C) GRANTED WITH MULTIPLE DRUG CONVICTIONS

212(c) granted for Client who was granted lawful permanent residency in 1983 and had several convictions including possession of a controlled substance and theft and also an arrest for attempted murder. Judge said it was a close call and trial attorney was initially going to reserve appeal but after some persuasion agreed to waive appeal.

BOND GRANTED FOR CLIENT WITH MULTIPLE CONVICTIONS

Client with a prior order of removal, 2 DUIs and 3 DV convictions was granted a $9,000 bond by Immigration Judge. Client was detained in excess of 6 months pending a decision on his reasonable fear interview and a prior I-589 that was never adjudicated.

MTR GRANTED FOR CHANGED COUNTRY CONDITIONS

Board granted sua sponte motion to reopen 2006 order based on changed country conditions in Egypt and eligibility for adjustment of status. Client was previously found not credible and his case, with a different office, went all the way up to the 9th Circuit.

DHS AGREED TO ADMIN CLOSURE OF CASE

DHS agreed to admin close when they had previously denied our request. Client came to our office in 2005 with 3 family members after they had been picked up by border patrol and used as material witnesses a federal case against their smuggler (they never actually testified, defendant pled and they were placed in proceedings). Some of NTAs for this family were never filed with the court and Client’s NTA was filed 4 years later in 2009. Client has been in the U.S. since 2005 and her only child is 21 and born in the US. Her husband’s case was terminated for reinstatement purposes.

CONSULATE PROCESSING APPROVED FOR MARRIED COUPLE WITH HUGE AGE DIFFERENCE

Applicant just received approval of Consulate Processing based on a petition from her husband who is over half of a century older.

PROVISIONAL WAIVER APPROVED WITHOUT ANY PHYSICAL HARDSHIPS

Applicant went to US in 1999 and has never left ever. Provisional Waiver submitted and a Request for Evidence issued finding that there was not “sufficient evidence that US citizen spouse (or parent) would experience extreme hardship” if applicant is refused admission.We submitted more evidence of hardship and encompassed all aspects, financial, spiritual, career, health, etc. We showed that USC spouse has fertility issues and they have been married for a long time with no success of pregnancy. USC spouse at present is pregnant for about 5 weeks and was greatly advised not to be stressed, exhausted or it will be bad for her health and the development of the baby. After submission of the response to the RFE, the waiver was approved within 2 weeks.

COURT CASE TERMINATED FOR NATURALIZATION EVEN THOUGH VARIOUS CRIMES EXISTED

Case with a long history before the Immigration Court was administratively closed in 2006 when DHS was not ready to proceed. Client has a conviction for lewd and lascivious acts with a minor (possibly an aggravated felony) but still qualifies for Naturalization. Natz application was filed but officer would not adjudicate application unless proceedings were terminated. Motion to recalendar and terminate was filed and case was terminated without a hearing.

NATURALIZATION GRANTED WITH SEVERAL CONVICTIONS

Naturalization application approved by Officer. Client was granted residency in the early 90s. He had an arrest before he got his green card (no conviction), an arrest shortly after (no conviction) and then a 2007 conviction for resisting arrest.

DEFERRAL OF REMOVAL GRANTED

Deferral of removal under the Convention Against Torture granted IJ Neumeister based on the murder of several of Client’s family members by Mexican authorities and sexual abuse suffered as a child. Client was in withholding only proceedings because of a previous deport order and was not eligible for withholding under the Act or withholding under CAT because of an aggravated felony conviction. DHS reserved appeal. Client should be released shortly.

AOS AND CRIMINAL WAIVERS GRANTED WITH MULTIPLE CONVICTIONS

AOS and 212(h) case granted by IJ Tabaddor. DHS waived appeal. Represented client throughout removal process; from when she was detained by ICE and placed in proceedings until she was granted permanent residency. Client was initially charged with inadmissibility but later with removability once we submitted proof of her lawful entry. Client married her USC husband while in proceedings and we prepared and filed the I-130 which was approved after an RFE. She had several theft convictions, the most recent in 2009 with a 16 month sentence. Client and her co-sponsor testified in support of her applications. Court determined that testimony of husband and children and other witness was not necessary.

I-140 APPROVED SUBSEQUENT TO E-2 APPROVAL

An I-140 Multi-National Manager petition approved for Client from Egypt who is the majority owner of a small health care and medical supply business. Client is in E-2 status (also prepared by our office) and can now adjust status to get permanent residency.

IN ABSENTIA REMOVAL ORDER REOPENED

17-year-old in absentia order reopened for lack of notice. Client is eligible for AOS.

VAWA APPROVED WITH JUST PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE

I-360 approved for husband of USC. No physical abuse but mental and psychological abuse, including names and threats of deportation.

PROVISIONAL WAIVER GRANTED FOR PERSON IN U.S. ILLEGALLY FOR YEARS

Provisional Waiver granted for person inside the U.S. illegally for years. Now, he can continue with the consulate processing, leave for the appointment and only be gone for less than 1 week before getting his green card.

PERMISSION TO REENTER GRANTED FOR CLIENT BARRED FOR YEARS

Permission to Reenter granted after only 3 months after deportation order issued. Now, client is not barred for another 9 years and 6 months from coming back to the U.S.

VAWA APPROVED WITH NO POLICE REPORTS

VAWA approved for Client who was in an abusive relationship but only lived with her husband for a short period and did not have police or hospital reports.

AOS APPROVED, NO MAJOR ISSUES BUT THERE WERE SOME ISSUES WITH CLIENT’S TRUE AND CORRECT NAME AND HER MANNER OF ENTRY

AOS approved, no major issues but there were some issues with Client’s true and correct name and her manner of entry. She was waived through and this would be known as a Quilantan approval.

NATURALIZATION GRANTED AFTER APPLICATION HAD BEEN PENDING FOR WELL OVER A YEAR FOR CLIENT WHO HAD REPEATED FALSE CLAIMS TO U.S. CITIZENSHIP, INCLUDING VOTING IN FEDERAL AND STATE ELECTIONS

Naturalization granted after application had been pending for well over a year for Client who had repeated false claims to U.S. citizenship, including voting in federal and state elections. Client did not fall under the USC false claim exceptions but his application was granted on discretionary grounds.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS BASED ON MARRIAGE WAS APPROVED FOR CLIENT WHO ENTERED LEGALLY BUT HAS SEVERAL JUVENILE CRIMES. NO WAIVERS OR COURT NEEDED

Adjustment of Status based on Marriage was approved for client who entered legally but has several juvenile crimes. No Waivers or Court needed.

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS TERMINATED BY IMMIGRATION JUDGE

Removal proceedings terminated by Immigration Judge. Client is an LPR and has 3 convictions; 2 battery convictions and 1 assault conviction. DHS charged him with removability as an alien convicted of 2 crimes involving moral turpitude and an alien convicted of a crime of domestic violence. We were able to bond client out and then get proceedings terminated because DHS could not establish removability by clear and convincing evidence; battery is not categorically a CIMT or a COV. While the new 9th Circuit case overruling Silva-Trevino helped, proceedings would have terminated regardless because DHS tried to bypass the second step in Silva-Trevino and did not submit the required docs.

IJ DENIED CLIENT’S MOTION TO REOPEN HIS 2010 IN ABSENTIA ORDER

IJ denied Client’s motion to reopen his 2010 in absentia order and relied on fairly new warnings on Form I-485, advising applicants to keep USCIS updated of address changes for removal purposes. Appeal to BIA was sustained, finding that the IJ’s decision was in error and that Client was not properly advised of his hearing and that he did not receive notice of his hearing.

212(C) GRANTED FOR CLIENT WITH A SALES CONVICTION FROM 1991 (20+LBS OF COCAINE)

212(c) granted for Client with a sales conviction from 1991 (20+ lbs of cocaine). Client had no other convictions, a steady work history and a lot of equities.

DHS AGREED TO JOIN IN A MOTION TO REOPEN CLIENT’S IN ABSENTIA DEPORTATION ORDER AND TERMINATE HER PROCEEDINGS BASED ON AN APPROVED I-360 WIDOW PETITION

DHS agreed to join in a motion to reopen Client’s in absentia deportation order and terminate her proceedings based on an approved I-360 widow petition. We were initially hired to file a MTR but then Client’s husband died and we were retained to file an I-360. When that was approved, we filed the joint motion request. Client was waived through so she should be eligible for AOS.

I-751 DIVORCE WAIVER APPROVED

I-751 Divorce Waiver approved. Client retained us after he had received an RFE on a joint I-751 but he had since separated from his wife. We filed the necessary documents and then appeared at his interview. A second RFE was issued requesting Client’s final divorce decree, a statement in his own words and a request to change the case from a joint filing to a divorce waiver. Case approved 1 year after 2nd RFE.

PROSECUTORIAL DISCRETION GRANTED FOR A FAMILY OF 3

Prosecutorial Discretion granted for a family of 3; father, mother and daughter. Parents had applied for cancellation of removal for non Lawful Permanent Residents, but they did not have a very strong case. Daughter also applied but did not have a qualifying relative, so she needed one of her parents to be granted.

HUMANITARIAN PAROLE GRANTED AND THEN AOS GRANTED

AOS approved for Client who is from Mexico, is married to a USC and they have 6 children (including quintuplets). Client left the United States 2004/2005 and they’re 10 year bar waiver was denied (they didn’t have an attorney) or children at the time. He reentered the U.S. and then left in 2010 because he had no identification and wanted to avoid any issues with Immigration. Our office was retained for a humanitarian parole in 2011 based on one of their children being very very sick. His parole was approved and his I-94 indicated “Paroled in for AOS.” His case was approved today with no issues.Adjustment of status based on approved I-360 approved. Client recently moved and Client’s manner of entry into the US was questionable (she may have entered with a false document), but still got AOS approved.

MOTION TO REOPEN GRANTED

Motion to Reopen granted. Client received asylum over 10 years ago, but left U.S. prior to adjusting status. Returned on Visitor Visa and removal proceedings were instituted. Client received deportation order in absentia. Afraid to go back to home country. MTR granted giving an opportunity to fight case and reinstate and/or reapply for Asylum.

1016.5 MOTION GRANTED BY JUDGE SCHWARZ. PC 11378 (POSSESSION FOR SALE OF METH) DISMISSED

1016.5 motion granted by Judge Schwarz. PC 11378 (possession for sale of meth) dismissed. In 2001, DA asked Client if he was a USC, Client said yes and therefore, no 1016.5 advisals given. Same judge that heard the case in 2001 granted the motion, she essentially blamed it on the old DA.

ADJUSTMENT GRANTED FOR CLIENT WITH A POSSESSION CONVICTION (EXPUNGED) AND FIREARM OFFENSE

Adjustment granted for Client with with a possession conviction (expunged) and firearm offense. Case went to the 9th Circuit and back and eventually proceedings were terminated so Client could adjust. No issues and no waiver needed.

IN ABSENTIA MTR GRANTED BY IJ FONG

In absentia MTR granted by IJ Fong. NTA was sent to Client’s address listed on his I-589 more than 4 years after he applied for asylum but he was no longer living at that address. Motion granted based on Client’s declaration, daughter’s declaration and utility bills showing a change of address. According to IJ Order, the NTA and Notice of Hearing were also “returned to sender.”

CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL (42A) GRANTED BY IJ

Cancellation of Removal (42A) granted by IJ . Client had 2 DUIs, a reckless driving and a discharge of a firearm in gross negligence. Firearm offense would have stopped time if it was a CIMT. Established through testimony that it was not a CIMT and Judge granted case. Client had a long work history and one minor child but not too many other equities.

DEPORTATION TERMINATED EVEN WITH PRIOR VD ORDER

Proceedings terminated based on approved I-130 even though Client had a previous VD order.

JOINT MOTION TO TERMINATE PROCEEDINGS GRANTED

Joint motion to terminate, DHS could not establish removability Client was an LPR and had a theft conviction and a solicitation for sale (crack) conviction. DHS could not establish removability based on a controlled substance violation or 2 CIMTs.

PROCEEDINGS TERMINATED BASED ON GOVERNOR’S PARDON DESPITE DHS OPPOSITION

Proceedings terminated based on governor’s pardon despite DHS opposition. Client was an LPR and order removed based on a theft offense and then granted withholding of removal. We prepared pardon which was approved and moved to reopen based on Client’s marriage to a USC. Once reopened, we moved to terminate as the sole ground of removability no longer existed. Judge agreed, terminated case and reinstated Client’s LPR status.

AOS GRANTED FOR CLIENT THAT WAS WAIVED THROUGH

AOS granted for Client that was waived through. Very little proof other than declaration from father, Client was a minor at the time.

AOS GRANTED FOR CLIENT WITH PETTY THEFT ARREST, WHO DID NOT DISCLOSE CONVICTION ON APPLICATION NOR TO OUR OFFICE

AOS granted for Client with petty theft arrest, who did not disclose conviction on application nor to our office.

E-2 APPROVAL AT CONSULATE IN IRELAND FOR TRUCKING REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE COMPANY

E-2 approved at consulate in Ireland for Trucking Repair and Maintenance Company. Approximately $125,000 put in escrow for purchase of existing business.

E-2 MTR GRANTED AT THE CONSULATE IN THE NETHERLANDS

E-2 MTR granted at the consulate in The Netherlands. Visa application denied for marginality. Reopened based on a showing of annual income, other sources of income and number of employees.

AOS GRANTED FOR CLIENT WITH OVER 10 CONVICTIONS

AOS granted for Client with over 10 convictions.

U VISA GRANTED FOR PERSON WITH CRIME OVER 12 YEARS OLD AND OFFICER THAT DID NOT WANT TO SIGN THE CERTIFICATION

U Visa granted for person with crime over 12 years old and officer that did not want to sign the certification

CRIMINAL RELIEF GRANTED AND CRIME VACATED AND DISMISSED

Criminal Relief granted and crime vacated and dismissed. Now he can apply for his Green Card.

POLITICAL ASYLUM CASE GRANTED ON FIRST INTERVIEW FOR CLIENT FROM NEPAL

Political Asylum case granted on first interview for client from Nepal

212(H) WAIVER APPROVED ON APPEAL AT AAO AND REVERSED THE DECISION FROM USCIS PREVIOUSLY DENYING IT

212(h) Waiver approved on Appeal at AAO and reversed the decision from USCIS previously denying it. Now client can adjust and get the green card

LIFE ACT APPLICATION PREVIOUSLY DENIED

Life ACT application previously denied. We appealed through a Motion to Reopen and it was granted. Now client can proceed to get legal status.

APPEALED DENIAL OF IMMIGRATION JUDGE AND BOARD OF IMMIGRATION APPEALS TO THE NINTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEAL FOR DENIAL OF CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL

Appealed denial of Immigration Judge and Board of Immigration Appeals to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal for denial of Cancellation of Removal. Case was remanded back to the BIA showing that the crime was not one of moral turpitude. The BIA then remanded back to the Immigration Judge for hearings on the merits of the Cancellation of Removal.

HUMANITARIAN REINSTATEMENT GRANTED FOR PERSON WHO WAS WAITING 12 YEARS BEFORE PETITIONER DID

Humanitarian Reinstatement Granted for person who was waiting 12 years before petitioner died

O-1 FOR SOCCER COACH GRANTED

O-1 for Soccer Coach granted

L-1 GRANTED FROM EGYPT WITH VERY LITTLE INVESTMENT

L-1 granted from Egypt with very little investment

IMMIGRATION DEPORTATION CASE TERMINATED BECAUSE OF VALID CLAIM TO U.S. CITIZENSHIP

Immigration Deportation case terminated because of valid claim to U.S. Citizenship

E-2 GRANTED 2 DAYS BEFORE EXPIRATION OF VISA

E-2 granted 2 days before expiration of visa

BATTERED SPOUSE PETITION GRANTED

Battered Spouse Petition granted. We only had emotional abuse to show and no physical abuse. Client now can get her Green Card.

DEFERRED ENFORCED DEPARTURE GRANTED

Deferred Enforced Departure granted. Bag and baggage order issued for person that had to leave that afternoon. He took the DED application with him and showed all the hardship to his family. He was not deported and eligible to stay for at least 6 months in the U.S.

IN ABSENTIA MTR GRANTED

In absentia MTR granted. Client did not show up for court for various reasons but was able to obtain a letter from her doctor stating the her daughter was sick with bronchitis on the day of Client’s hearing.

PREVIOUSLY USCIS DENIED AN I-485 APPLICATION AND THEN A MOTION TO REOPEN WAS FILED AND IT WAS DENIED AGAIN

Previously USCIS denied an I-485 application and then a Motion to reopen was filed and it was denied again. We filed another Motion to reopen along with the Waiver and the case was reopened and now they are deciding on the Waiver.

NATZ APPROVED BY OFFICER COSTA. CLIENT DID HAVE A MISDEMEANOR DUI FROM 2004 and a 2009 PUBLIC INTOXICATION INFRACTION. OATH CEREMONY NOTICE IN 1-3 MONTHS

Natz approved by Officer Costa. Client did have a misdemeanor DUI from 2004 and a 2009 public intoxication infraction. Oath Ceremony notice in 1-3 months.

PERSON FROM AFRICA BEATEN BY HER HUSBAND AND HUMILIATED JUST GRANTED ASYLUM AFTER FIGHTING CASE FOR ABOUT 4 YEARS

Person from Africa beaten by her husband and humiliated just granted Asylum after fighting case for about 4 years.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS GRANTED TO PERSON WHO HAD NO PROOF OF LEGAL ENTRY OTHER THAN DECLARATION OF WHAT OCCURRED NEARLY 20 YEARS AGO

Adjustment of Status granted to person who had no proof of legal entry other than declarations of what occurred nearly 20 years ago

E-2 BUSINESS VISA APPROVED FOR SMOG STATION

E-2 Treaty Investigator Visa Approved. E-2 approved for investor and spouse based on purchase of smog and auto repair company near San Diego, CA.

PERSON WITH CRIMES GETS NATURALIZATION GRANTED

Naturalization Granted for criminal alien. Application for U.S. citizenship granted for client with a conviction for lewd acts which occurred 1 year after he received his green card.

E-1 BUSINESS VISA GRANTED FOR SCREEN PRINTING COMPANY

E-1 Treaty Trader Visa granted. E-1 visa granted in Australia for client as an essential employee of his parents’ screen printing company. Client was initially a derivative of his mother’s visa but once he turned 21 he needed to apply on his own.

FRAUD WAIVER GRANTED FOR PERSON ENTERING U.S. WITH FAKE DOCUMENTS

Fraud Waiver Granted. Fraud waiver approved for Client who used fake identity documents to obtain residency in the United Kingdom and then used the same documents when he was petitioned by his U.S. citizen wife. Client can now reenter the United States and join his wife who serves in the U.S. Navy.

E-2 BUSINESS VISA GRANTED FOR PEOPLE WHO BOUGHT A DANCE STUDIO

E-2 Granted for Dance Studio. E-2 change of status approved in less than 3 month with no request for additional evidence for a young Filipino couple that was gifted about $100,000 to invest in a dance studio.

MEDICAL WAIVER GRANTED

Green card application approved for a Canadian client that is married to a USC citizen but needed a medical waiver because she refused her vaccinations based on moral/health grounds.

CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL GRANTED

Cancellation of Removal application approved for 20-year-old client with a federal felony conviction for manufacturing explosives materials. Our office was able to reach an agreement with the Department of Homeland Security and our client’s application was approved without the need for any testimony and Client was released from custody after only two hearings, just in time for the holidays.

ASYLUM APPROVED BASED ON ETHNICITY

Client’s asylum application was approved based on threats and violence in Rwanda based on his family’s ethnicity and political opinion.

PROVISIONAL WAIVER GRANTED FOR PERSON ENTERING W/O INSPECTION

Provisional waiver granted for Client who entered the United States without inspection in 2001. Waiver was based on hardship to his U.S. citizen wife, who he recently married and with whom he has a U.S. citizen daughter.

GREEN CARD GRANTED FOR PERSON WITH PRIOR DEPORTATION

Green card application granted for client who is married to a US citizen but had a deportation order from 1995. Client had two motions to reopen denied by the Immigration Court and his appeal was denied by the BIA. However, once at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal, the Department of Homeland Security agreed remand and terminate his case so that he could apply for adjustment of status with USCIS. 20 years later, he is now a lawful permanent resident of the United States.

WON 9TH CIRCUIT PETITION FOR REVIEW

Client’s case was denied by the Immigration Judge and the Board of Immigration Appeals and prior to retaining our office. Once retained, we filed an appeal with the 9th Circuit and were able to have her case administratively closed so that she could apply for her green card based on her marriage to a US citizen.

IN ABSENTIA ORDER OF DEPORTATION REOPENED

2008 order of deportation reopened for Client who did not receive notice of his hearing

DUI EXPUNGED

Motion to expunge 2010 DUI conviction granted. Client can now apply for naturalization.

NATURALIZATION GRANTED FOR CLIENT WITH 3 DUI’s

Naturalization application approved for permanent resident with 3 DUIs and a drug conviction

DEPORTATION AVOIDED BY GRANT OF PROSECUTORIAL DISCRETION

Prosecutorial discretion granted and deportation case administratively closed for client with 10+ years in the United States but no immediate relatives, no documented employment history or tax filings and several vehicle code arrests/convictions. Client can now remain in the U.S. legally in hope of immigration reform in the future.

NATURALIZATION APPROVED FOR CRIMINAL ALIEN

Naturalization case approved for case with a long history before the Immigration Court that administratively closed in 2006 and then recalendared and terminated based on Client’s eligibility for Naturalization Client has a conviction for lewd and lascivious acts with a minor (possibly an aggravated felony) but still qualifies for Naturalization.

I-751 DIVORCE WAIVER APPROVED

Client retained us after he had received an RFE on a joint I-751 but he had since separated from his wife. We filed the necessary documents and then appeared at his interview. A second RFE was issued requesting Client’s final divorce decree, a statement in his own words and a request to change the case from a joint filing to a divorce waiver. Case approved 1 year after 2nd RFE.