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Green Card Granted

Published: Sep 13, 2006 By: Matthew Kolken Source: My Source
A Green Card was granted to our client, a Citizen of Canada.  Matthew L. Kolken’s client is the owner of a multinational corporation with offices in the United States and Canada.  The client opened up offices in the Minnesota, and is employing United States Citizens.  Mr. Kolken’s client had resided in Canada for over 15 years, although he was born in Lebanon.  He has severed all ties to his native country, and holds himself out, and considers himself to be in every way a citizen of Canada.  Both of his parents were also a Canadian citizen, he was educated in Canada, and he considers himself a Canadian citizen in all respects. 


Unfortunately, Citizenship and Immigration Services initially took the position that because the client did not register as per a now defunct program called NSEERS, he was not eligible for a green card.  Mr. Kolken successfully argued that because his client applied for admission to the U.S. as a citizen of Canada that he was not bound by the NSEERS registration requirements, and that he should be considered a citizen of Canada for U.S. immigration purposes.  CIS agreed, and granted the Green Card.
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