GREEN CARD GRANTED AFTER TRIALPublished: Aug 12, 2014
Our client is a native and citizen of Pakistan. She entered the United States as a Visa Waiver Visitor using someone else’s passport. She is married to a United States citizen and has three United States citizen children. Her husband filed a Petition on her behalf to enable her to become a lawful permanent resident. That Petition alleged that she had entered without inspection, which would have precluded her from obtaining a green card inside the United States, and if she departed to apply in Pakistan, she would have been inadmissible to the United States for 10 years. At this point we were retained.
After a thorough investigation of all the facts and circumstances, we amended her husband’s Petition, prepared and filed an Application for Permanent Residence with the Department of Homeland Security, and prepared and filed an Application for Waiver of Inadmissibility of her fraud on the basis that her husband would suffer extreme hardship if she were deported. Her application for a green card was denied by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as was the Application for a Waiver.
Thereafter, Immigration Court proceedings were instituted against her. We renewed the denied applications before the Immigration Judge. We prepared and submitted voluminous additional documentation to show that she was entitled to the relief requested. We prepared the client and her witnesses for the trial of the proceeding. A comprehensive trial was conducted by the Immigration Judge. He requested additional documentary evidence, which we provided. The Immigration Judge granted the applications for relief and adjusted our client’s status to lawful permanent resident of the United States, and after listening to all of the testimony and evidence of record the Government attorney was convinced to waive their right to an appeal.