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Immigration Judge Grants Green Card

Published: Jan 3, 2008 By: Robert D. Kolken Source: My Source

An Immigration Judge in Buffalo approved an application to adjust status to lawful permanent resident for our Honduran client after trial.  Our client came to the United States legally as a visitor in 2000 and overstayed.  She met an old friend from Honduras who was a lawful permanent resident of the United States.  He had applied to be naturalized as a United States citizen, but his application was languishing with USCIS. 

After Immigration Court proceedings were instituted against her, we interceded on his behalf and he became a United States citizen and then married our client.  We filed a Petition for Alien Relative, along with a request for an exemption of the two year foreign residence requirement, which is imposed when a marriage occurs after Immigration Court proceedings are instituted, that was approved by USCIS after we submitted proof of the bona fides of their marriage. 

The case then came before the Hon. Philip J. Montante, Jr., I.J., for a trial over whether a green card application should be approved.  After hearing testimony of witnesses and the submission of documentary proof, our client’s application was granted, the Government waived appeal, and our client is now has her Green Card.


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