Case Studies

Case of V.S.

Mr. S was denied his request for refugee status. On his behalf, we submitted a Request for Reconsideration, pointing out legal and factual errors made in the handling of his case. He was called in for another interview. After a ninety minute interview, the immigration officer granted refugee status to him.

Case of N.D.

After a consular officer erroneously counted an applicant’s time of unlawful presence in the United States, we helped her overcome this finding and have her time of inadmissibility reduced to three years from ten years.

Case of N.K.

We helped a young female applicant with few ties to her home country (not married, no children, no property) secure a visitor’s visa.

Case of S.N.

Mr. N, a citizen of Armenia, was granted asylum in the US. In order to see his sick brother before he died, he returned to his home country before obtaining a Refugee Travel Document, a document he would need in order to return to the US. After being initially refused, we assisted him in obtaining a RTD while he was located outside the US.

Case of I.V.

We successfully represented a businessman who had been denied a tourist visa to visit his son and the gravesite of his ex-wife in the United States.

Case of I.A. and A.M.

After being notified that he won the Green Card Lottery, Mr. M married Ms. A. This fact led the consular officer to suspect that their relationship was not a legitimate one, and Mr. M was permanently barred for alien smuggling (Section 212(a)(6)(E)) and Ms. A was permanently barred for committing a material misrepresentation (Section 212(a)(6)(C)(i)). They then contacted our firm. We were able to gather substantial documentation showing that they had a serious relationship and were engaged for more than a year before the notification of selection in the Lottery. After review of this evidence, the consular officer rescinded the inadmissibility decisions and issued to them visas — one day before the expiration of the Lottery program.

Case of G.S.

Mrs. S, a green card holder, was located outside the United States for more than one year because her mother was very sick. We assisted her in her application for a SB-1 Returning Resident Visa. After the visa was granted, she was able to reenter the US and join her two children.

Case of A.M.

Mr. M indicated in his application form that he planned to visit the US on business for two weeks. He received his visa. Upon his arrival, he ascertained that there were problems with his partner, so he had to hire a lawyer, participate in litigation, and find a new partner. As a result, he spent more than five months in the US. When he returned to his home country and applied for a visa a year later, he was denied under Section 214(b). After we prepared a summary of the exigent circumstances that befell Mr. M and supporting documentation, his application for a new visa was approved.

Case of I.G.

We successfully represented a woman who had been rejected an immigrant visa under the Lottery program because she was deemed to be a potential public charge (Section 212(a)(4)(A)). The consulate would not consider her real estate in Tashkent, Uzbekistan as “liquid”. After the presentation of additional evidence and the intercession of Washington, it issued the visas to her and her family.

Case of S.A.

We helped a Lottery winner whose case had been pending under Section 221(g) for four months after his interview. Three days before the expiration of the DV program he was issued his immigrant visa.