Immigration Court Proceeding TerminatedPublished: Jun 7, 2010 7:00 am
Our client is a citizen of India. She was admitted to the United States in the mid 1990s as a visitor using someone else’s passport. She has remained in the United States ever since.
Her husband has a pending application for lawful permanent resident status as a result of an approved petition filed on his behalf by an employer. Five years ago our client was encountered by the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration Court proceedings were instituted against her in an attempt to deport her from the United States. At this point we were retained.
The first thing we did was to convince the Immigration Judge and the attorneys for the Government that her case should be taken off of the Court’s active calendar. Five years later, the client’s priority date was reached and we moved the Immigration Court to recalendar the proceeding and to terminate the case so that the client could pursue her green card application with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services without the immediate threat of being deported.
The proceeding was terminated by the Immigration Judge to allow our client to file for adjustment of status.