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Abused Spouse Petition Approved for Citizen of Bulgaria

Published: Jul 10, 2006 By: Robert D. Kolken Source: My Source

Robert D. Kolken, Esq., obtained approval of a self-petition for the abused spouse of a U.S. citizen, on behalf of a Bulgarian male client.  He originally came to the United States as a student.  He married a United States citizen and a child was born of the marriage.  After the birth of their child, his wife began to mentally and physically abuse him.  She withdrew her petition to sponsor him for a green card.  Immigration Court proceedings were instituted against the client to obtain an order of deportation. 

We were retained and prepared and filed a Form I-360, Petition for Special Immigrant (Abused Spouse of U.S. citizen), and convinced the attorneys for the Department of Homeland Security to join in a request for administrative closure of the Immigration Court proceedings to allow the adjudication of the Petition.  The Immigration Judge approved our request. The Department of Homeland Security requested additional evidence before they would adjudicate the Petition.  We submitted the same and the Form I-360, Petition for Special Immigrant (Abused Spouse of U.S. citizen), was approved approximately 16 months after filing.

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