Green card obtained by “grandfathering”Published: Mar 5, 2007 By: Robert D. Kolken Source: My Source
We recently obtained lawful permanent resident status for an Indian citizen who had arrived in the without inspection in 1998. He was sponsored by his citizen mother, who was a lawful permanent resident when the petition was filed in 1996. Our client is now 30 years old and is a preference immigrant, which would ordinarily preclude adjustment of status, because he is present without inspection.
Robert D. Kolken, Esq. utilized the provisions of INA §245(i), which expired on April 30, 2001, to help our client. By paying a penalty of $1,000.00, we obtained a green card for our client because the mother’s petition was filed before the law expired and because our client was physically present in the United States before December 22, 2000, when the LIFE Act was passed.