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THE FACTS: A client had been in the U.S. for many years illegally.  She first came to the U.S. in the 1990s and joined her husband’s asylum case.  Later, her husband’s NACARA case was approved and he advised her to return to El Salvador and wait for her visa (this was COMPLETELY INCORRECT).  The client did…

THE FACTS: A client wanted to begin putting his experience and expertise to work for himself by starting his own tech company in the U.S.  After a consultation, it became clear that the client could qualify for an E-2 Treaty-Investor Visa which would allow him to begin working in the U.S. and run his small…

FACTS: A Kickboxing gym in the District of Columbia saw promise in a young athlete.  They moved quickly to introduce him to their management department who saw an opportunity.  They came to our office to assist them with sponsoring this young kickboxer to compete in the U.S. THE LAW: The P-1 classification applies to you…

THE FACTS: A client obtained his U.S. Lawful Permanent Residence through marriage, and entered the U.S. to begin living with his wife.  Unfortunately, the client and his wife separated and the client moved to another state.  Because the client had been married less than 2 years at the time he entered the U.S. with his…

FACTS: A U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident client was arrested in Virginia for misdemeanor possession of marijuana under Va. Code Ann. Sec. 18.2-250.1. After pleading guilty, and without ever consulting an attorney – client decided to return home for vacation. Upon return to the U.S., he was detained at “secondary inspection” and given a deferred inspection…

FACTS: A client came to our office to assist her husband of many years. The couple had children, good jobs, and had been together for many years. The wife (a U.S. Citizen) wanted to file for her husband (from El Salvador) who had entered with U.S. “EWI” many years before, but had never been caught…

FACTS: A client came to our office to assist him and his husband after being told by multiple lawyers that there was nothing that could be done for his case. After a review of the file and conducting a review through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), we learned that the client (from Honduras) had…

FACTS: A U.S. Citizen business client wanted to expand operations of his family’s business in the U.S. by bringing a sibling into the business. The problem: the sibling lived in Greece and was not a U.S. Citizen. The Solution? To pursue an E-1 Treaty-Trader visa by making the sibling a partner in the U.S. business…

FACTS: A conditional U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (someone who holds a 2-year “green card”) came to our firm after being placed in removal proceedings. USCIS had denied her I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, and her U.S. Citizen husband had died – leaving her a widow. Although USCIS denied her Form I-751 Petition in…

THE FACTS: A client had been awaiting adjudication of their employment-based Form I-485, Application to Adjust Status for many years. The case had been stuck with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services with no signs of movement. After years of frustration, the client came to us to seek a resolution of his pending Form I-485 (green…

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