Read More about one of my cases that recently headlined in the Chinese daily newspaper of general circulation, The World Journal.
Read More. An End of Fear: Chinese National Granted Asylum in Birth Case. Los Angeles Times.
Business and Professional Visas for Nonimmigrants: E, H, L, O, P, R, TN
- Computer programmer
- Credit Analyst
- Dancer - Cultural
- Engineer - Electronics
- Engineer - Hardware
- Engineer - Micromachining
- Engineer - Optical Design
- Engineer - Software
- Graphic Designer
- Hagen Das Ice Cream investor
- Horse trainer/breeder
- Management Consultant
- Market Research Analyst
- Multinational Executive
- Museum curator
- Professor - University English literature
- Systems Analyst
- Teacher - elementary
- Teacher - music
Labor Certifications & waiver of Job Offer Immigrant Visas
- Bilingual Buyer
- Child monitor
- Care provider
- Engineers (see above nonimmigrant classifications)
- Sales Manager
- Travel Agent
Asylum seekers from these countries - filed affirmatively and submitted as defenses in immigration court:
- China - FLG; CPC; Religious; CDP
- El Salvador
- Pakistan (pending appeal)
SUCCESSFUL DEFENSES TO REMOVAL; WAIVERS IN ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS AND CONSULATE PROCESSING.
OBTAINING WAIVER OF INADMISSIBILITY ON ACCOUNT OF CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS - adjustment of status
Brazil national was convicted of possession of cocaine in New Jersey. Through initial counsel she twice applied for lawful permanent resident status in New Jersey and was denied twice. She then moved to California and retained us. We applied for lawful permanent resident status with a waiver of inadmissibility on account of the cocaine possession. The waiver was granted and the green card was issued. Chinese national had been arrested for prostitution related offenses four times - twice on the streets and twice in a massage parlor. She was convicted of loitering. She applied for lawful permanent residence based upon her marriage to U.S. citizen husband and requested a waiver of inadmissibility on account of the conviction; waiver of inadmissibility granted and green card issued.
Immigration Court Cases:
Israel citizen was a lawful permanent resident of the United States. He was convicted in the United States District Court of two counts of theft from the United States Postal Service. Immigration initiated proceedings to deport him on account of the theft convictions. He applied for a waiver and produced evidence of remorse and rehabilitation. The immigration judge granted the waiver.
Vietnamese national was convicted four times for possession of crack cocaine and for being under the influence of crack cocaine. Immigration initiated removal proceedings. He applied for a waiver of deportation, showing remorse and rehabilitation. The immigration judge granted the waiver and removal proceedings were terminated.
The spouse of a United States citizen was convicted abroad twice for theft. She applied for a waiver of inadmissibility at The United States Consulate General. The U.S. citizen husband showed Consul that refusal of the visas to his wife and step-daughter would result in extreme hardship to him. The waiver application was granted and immigrant visas were issued to the wife and her daughter.
The Immigrant visa for the spouse of a United States citizen was refused by The United States Consulate General. The Consulate General determined that the U.S. citizen spouse had a learning disability and that the marriage was not real. We were then hired to seek reconsideration of the visa denial. Evidence was submitted to overcome Consul's determination that the marriage was not real and that individuals with learning disabilities do thrive in love and romance!
FIGHTING DEPORTATION AND INADMISSIBILITY ON ACCOUNT OF FRAUD AND MISREPRESENTATION - More court cases:
Citizen from the Philippines was admitted for lawful permanent residence as an unmarried son of a lawful permanent resident. He was in fact married and therefore entered by misrepresenting his marital status, which enabled him to enter. A decade later, Immigration discovered the fraud and initiated removal proceedings. A waiver of inadmissibility was submitted in removal proceedings and the immigration judge granted the waiver and the green card was reissued.
Jamaican applied for lawful permanent residence based on marriage to a United States Citizen. At the green card marriage fraud interview, the examiner uncovered applicant's promise of payment of $35,000 to the wife's family and that $17,500 cash had actually been paid. Applicant was arrested on a charge of marriage fraud and taken to jail from the interview. He was released on a bond of $25,000. After trial, the immigration judge found insufficient proof of marriage fraud and granted the application for lawful permanent residence.
Scientist from China invented methodology to prolong the shelf life of potatoes and was granted an immigrated visa petition reserved for scientists of exceptional ability. She then applied for the green card based upon the approved immigrant visa. She brought with her to the green card interview a man she just married, asking Immigration to grant him derivative status. Immigration learned she did not live with him at the time of the green card interview. She also submitted fraudulent pay check stubs and W-2 forms in support of the green card application. Officials charged her with marriage fraud and misrepresentation. The immigration judge found insufficient proof of marriage fraud and that pay checks and the W-2s were not material to the green card application based on exceptional ability. However, the judge denied the green card application on discretionary grounds. The case was appealed to the United States Board of Immigration appeals. Meanwhile, she divorced the husband and pending appealed she married a second time and applied for the green card based on that marriage. The Board reopened the case and applicant finally obtained lawful immigrant status.